The initial part is over and done with. There are 68 students in this semesters intake of Nursing. Apparently that's lower than the norm. 3 are male. There are less than 10 Maori in the class, which is strange because Maori are the people that need help health-wise, this at least was one of my reasons for entering the program. There's more common ground when a Maori person is giving aid to another Maori person. It's call tautoko and is best done when there is something you can relate to. How do I know this? I saw how Maori dialysis patients spoke to non-Maori nurses. It sounds racist, and it very well may be so, but the truth is .. you are more likely to get a Maori woman to a pap smear exam when the nurse examining is Maori too.
The orientation was a snore fest, but the information was much needed. General campus law etc.
Really need to get to bed earlier than midnight.
Today, she's 11. She didn't mind one but that we're in Level 3 lockdown. At the very least, we have Delivery Easy to bring us ta...
He got Residency.
Last nights Super Moon. Te Mata Peak. Safe to say, Hubbalush loves her Ariel. She's my favorite big sister Mum. (Shame Tyler, S...
Recently an Aunty of mine, who is staunch in her Maori culture, talked to me about the protocol of Kawe Mate. Kawe Mate is a custom during t...