NZNO analyst on end-of-life group

August 1, 2021

NZNO policy analyst Māori Leanne Manson (Ngāti Tama Ki Te Tauihu, Te Ātiawa) has been appointed to the End of Life Choice Act oversight group SCENZ – support and consultation for end of life in New Zealand.

Leanne Manson
Leanne Manson

A registered nurse (RN) with a degree in Māori studies and a master’s in public health, Manson has an in-depth understanding of te reo and tikanga Māori and governance experience on several iwi boards, including as an iwi representative on a district health board.

Her master’s thesis was about Māori nurses’ perspective on assisted dying.

Manson said she hoped to improve and guide the group in terms of cultural care in end-of-life care settings.