Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Mary - Health: Fonofale


What is the fonofale? The Fonofale is used to describe a Pacific view of important parts in healthy development. The Fonofale model was created by Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann as a Pacific Island model of health.
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What is different about it compared to Hāuora? There is no walls just posts, there is roof and a foundation. Also their is two different values, Culture which represent the cultural values and beliefs and also ‘other’ which relates to gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, employment and education. Another thing that is different about the Fonofale compared to Hauora is it is encased in a shell, with three dimension.
These dimensions are:
Environment: This dimension shows the relationships and uniqueness of Pacific people to their physical environment.

Time: This dimension relates to the actual or specific time in history that impacts on Pacific people.

Context: This dimension relates to the where, how, what and the meaning it has for that particular person or people.

What is similar compared to Hāuora? Some of the values of the Fonofale are similar to the Hauora values such as, physical well-being, mental and spiritual well-being.

Do you like the Hāuora model or the fonofale model more? Why? I like the Fonofale model more because I can relate to it more with the traditional Pacific Island values.

1 comment:

Georgia Dougherty said...

Thanks for sharing Mary! I like how you have broken down the three dimensions around the outside. For future posts, I would love if you tried to reword some of the information into your own words, so that it makes sense to you and your peers. What have you enjoyed most in Health? Miss D

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