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Pacific Health Dialog 2009






Pacific Health Dialog: Health System Research, Vol. 15, No. 2

Guest Editorial
Eseta Finau, Page 5


Special Feature

Fiji National Health Systems Research Workshop
By: Shareen Swastika Ali, Page 7-12


Original Papers

Fiji’s Health Management Reforms (1999-2004) A Case Study
By: Audrey Aumua, Janice A. Lewis, Graham Roberts, Page 13-20

A double-blind Clinical Safety Study of None-Fruit Juice
By: Brett J. West, C. Jarakae Jensen, Leland D. White, ‘Afa K. Palu, Johannes Westendorf, Page 21-32

Cross-infection Potential of Impression compound
By: Arpana Devi, Page 33-38

Effectiveness and efficiency of the two Trolley System as an infection Control Mechanism in the Operating Theatre
By: Viliame Tuisawana, Page 39-44

Forty Six Years of Health Financing in Fiji (1962-2008)
By: Dharam Lingam and Graham Roberts, Page 45-54

Health Promoting Behavior Among Chronically Ill Pacifi c Islanders Living with Non-Communicable Disease in Fiji, Nauru and Kiribati
By: Philip Szmedra, K.L. Sharma, Cathy L. Rozmus, Page 55-66

Suicide in Tokelau Islands
By: Alapati Tavite and Silivia Tavite, Page 67-84


Conference Report

Fiji National Health Systems Research Workshop: Program and Abstracts
From the Workshop Participants, Page 85-106


Viewpoints and Perspectives

The Pacific Advisory Group: Some insights on its role in the Health Research
By: Nite Fuamatu , Jean Simpson , Anne Allan-Moetaua, Margaret Southwick, Page 107-116

Does the Granting of legal Privileges as an Indigenous People Help to Reduce Health Disparities? Evidence from New Zealand and Malaysia
By: Kai-Lit Phua PhD, Page 117-128

Nash: Genius with Schizophrenia or Vice Versa?
By: Tevita Funaki, Page 129-138


Case Study and Short Communications

Pacific Health Professional’s perspective on Midwifery Service in Aotearoa
By: Violani’Ilolahia (Lani) Wills, Page 139-142



Talanoa Oceania 2008 Coference: “Mana, Vanua, Talanoa”
From Jione Havea, Page 143-150

Talanoa Oceania 2009 Conference: "Lotru, Tapu, Tikanga"
From Nasili Vaka’uta, Page 151-158

Pasifika Medical Association 2009 Conference: “Kaveinga Ora”
From ‘Oloka Vaha’i, Page 159-196


PHD Matters

Editorial Assistant – Azima Mazid
Page 197

Editor – Professor - Sitaleki A. Finau
Page 198



Remembering Dr. Terence A. Rogers
By: Ben Young and Gregory Dever, Page 201



Pacific Health Dialog: Pacific Mental Health and Addictions, Vol. 15, No. 1

Dr Monique Faleafa , Page 4-8



Twelve-month prevalence, severity, and treatment contact of mental disorders in New Zealand born and migrant participants in Te Rau Hinengaro: The New Zealand Mental Health Survey
J. Kokaua, D. Schaaf, S.A. Foliaki, J.E. Wells, Page 9-17

Exploration of Pacific perspectives of Pacific models of mental health service delivery in New Zealand
T. Suaalii-Sauni, A. Wheeler, E. Saafi, G. Robinson, F. Agnew, H. Warren, M. Erick, T. Hingano, Page 18-27

Community rehabilitation outcomes following Traumatic Brain Injury across cultures
M. Faleafa, Page 28-35

Child discipline and nurturing practices among a cohort of Pacific mothers living in New Zealand.
E.T. Cowley-Malcolm, T.P. Fairbairn-Dunlop, J. Paterson, W. Gao, M. Williams, Page 36-46

From Kava to Lager - alcohol consumption and drinking patterns for older adults of Pacific ethnic groups, and Europeans in the Diabetes Heart and Health Study (DHAHS) 2002-2003, Auckland New Zealand
G. Sundborn, P.A Metcalf, D. Gentles, R. Scragg, D. Schaaf, L. Dyall, P. Black, R. Jackson, Page 47-54

Two years on: Gambling amongst Pacific mothers living in New Zealand
L.M. Perese, M.E. Bellringer, M.M. Williams, M.W. Abbott, Page 55-68

Mental health well-being amongst fathers within the Pacific Island Families Study
E. Tautolo, P.J. Schluter, G. Sundborn, Page 69-78

Twelve-month prevalence’s of mental disorders and treatment contact among Cook Islanders resident in New Zealand
J. Kokaua, J.E. Wells, Page 79-88

Walking apart but towards the same goal? - The views and practices of Tongan traditional healers and western-trained Tongan Mental Health Staff
S.Vaka, M.W. Stewart, S.A. Foliaki, M. Tu’itahi, Page 89-95

The Social, cultural and medicinal use of kava for twelve Tongan born men living in Auckland, New Zealand
V. Nosa, M. Ofanoa, Page 96-105

Tau Fifine Fiafia: The binge drinking behaviours of nine New Zealand born Niuean women living in Auckland
J. Gray, V. Nosa, Page 104-112



The interface between cultural understandings: Negotiating new spaces for Pacific mental health
K. Mila-Schaaf, M. Hudson, Page 113-119

Exploring the ‘cultural’ in cultural competencies in Pacific mental health
K. Samu, T. Suaalii-Sauni, Page 120-130

Development of a mental health and addiction Pacific cultural practice framework for the Auckland region
P. Parsonage, L. Siō, T.K. Mariner, N. Leger, Page 131-137

Development of a child, adolescent and family mental health service for Pacific young people in Aotearoa/New Zealand
A. Bush, F. Chapman, M. Drummond, T. Fagaloa, Page 138-147

A Samoan perspective on infant mental health
P. Masoe, A. Bush, Page 148-155

Te Vaka Atafaga: A Tokelau assessment model for supporting holistic mental health practice with Tokelau people in Aotearoa, New Zealand
K. Kupa, Page 156-163

The Popao Model: A Pacific recovery and strength concept in mental health
M. Fotu, T. Tafa, Page 164-170



Reflections of a Practitioner: Purely a journey of the heart
S. Alefaio, Page 171-176



Mental Health in the Pacific: The role of the Pacific Island Mental Health Network
F. Hughes, Page 177


Source: Pacific Health Dialog