There are a number of models of health and wellbeing that provide a kaupapa Māori perspective that can be utilised across the continuum of cancer care.
Te Whare Tapa Whā (Mason Durie)
The four cornerstones (or sides) of Māori health are whānau (family health), tinana (physical health), hinengaro (mental health) and wairua (spiritual health).
Te Wheke (Rose Pere)
Another model of Māori health is based on Te Wheke, the octopus and the eight tentacles that collectively contribute to waiora or total wellbeing.
Te Pae Mahutonga (Mason Durie)
Te Pae Mahutonga (Southern Cross Star Constellation) brings together elements of modern health promotion.