‘Everybody wants to coach the elite athletes, Olympic athletes, the ones winning races, the ones qualifying for championships. You name it. What about everybody else? Because the vast majority of us are everybody else’
“It’s when somebody’s dying that we can join with them in this beautiful space of the celebration; they’re transitioning.”
This week Julian is joined by Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell, founding member of the Te Ārai Palliative and End of Life Research Group in the School of Nursing at the University of Auckland where she is also a Research Fellow. The reclamation of knowledge that is occurring world-over in indigenous communities has been making waves in every area of life and community, and in this podcast Dr Moeke Maxwell talks about how Maori knowledge and way of life has moved with her through her research in Palliative care and life in general.
She brings deep historical and traditional knowledge that sees life, death, people and place in a way that western medicine could never understand and does not seek to. However, her research is seeking to bring that knowledge forward.
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