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dc.contributor.authorBoon-Nanai, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorThaggard, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorTautolo, E-Sen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-20T02:43:19Z
dc.date.available2021-07-20T02:43:19Z
dc.identifier.citationVol. 21 No. 7 (2021): Pacific Wellbeing Through the Researchers' Lens
dc.identifier.issn2422-8656en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14372
dc.description.abstractIntroduction Cultural paradigms are emerging as the appropriate way to examine Samoans’ life experiences. In this study, it proposes to employ the fonofale model to explore and examine the notion of abuse among Pacific elders main from a Samoan lens.
 Methodology In framing this study, the talanoa approach was deemed culturally appropriate. Twelve Samoan tagata matutua (elderly people) were asked to talanoa (discuss) their experiences of what abuse means to them.
 Findings suggest that, initially, abuse of Samoan elders was at first contested. That it is not the fa’asamoa(Samoan way). However, as the talanoa gathered mafana (warmth) and malie (maintained good social relationships), most agreed that physical abuse was uncommon within an aiga (familial) context, but other forms of abuse were apparent.
 Conclusion For these tagata matutua, six different forms of abuse were identified; with particular emphasis on cultural and spiritual abuse. Following the fonofale paradigm, which reflects the Samoan worldview, this article informs the perception of spiritual abuse for Samoan elders and is relevant within the wider Pacific context.en_NZ
dc.publisherPasifika Medical Associationen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://pacifichealthdialog.nz/index.php/phd/article/view/89
dc.rights© 2021 Boon-Nanai J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.subjectAbuse; Fa’asamoa; Fonofale; Spiritual; Talanoa; Samoan elderly
dc.titleE le sauaina tatou tagata matutua: Re-examining Abuse Through Cultural Lens of the Fonofale Modelen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.26635/phd.2021.109en_NZ
aut.relation.endpage414
aut.relation.issue7en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage407
aut.relation.volume21en_NZ
pubs.elements-id432727
aut.relation.journalPacific Health Dialogen_NZ


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