Sione Vaka

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Senior Lecturer

Email: sione.vaka@aut.ac.nz

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Vaka, S. L., Brannelly, T., & Huntington, A. (2016). Getting to the heart of the story: Using talanoa to explore mental health. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(8). doi:10.1080/01612840.2016.1186253

  • Vaka, S. L. (2016). Ūloa: A model of practice for working with Tongan people experiencing mental distress. New Zealand Sociology, 31(2). Retrieved from https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=280089268178859;res=IELHSS

  • Vaka, S., Stewart, M. W., Foliaki, S., & Tu'itahi, M. (2009). Walking apart but towards the same goal? The view and practices of Tongan traditional healers and western-trained Tongan mental health staff.. Pacific health dialog, 15(1), 89-95.

Conference contributions

  • Vaka, S. (2019). Ūloa, an ethnic model of integrating mental health care. In International Journal of Mental Health Nursing Vol. 28 (pp. 46-47). Sydney: Wiley. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Vaka, S. L. (2016). A Tongan talanoa about mental distress. In 12th Biennial Asia Pacific International Mental Health Conference. Brisbane. Retrieved from http://aspacmentalhealth16.com.au/program/

  • Vaka, S. L. (2015). A Tongan talanoa about constructions of mental illness. In Te Ao Maramatanga-New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses Conference. Wellington. Retrieved from http://www.conference.co.nz/nzcmhn15/programme/programme

  • Vaka, S. L. (2014). A Tongan talanoa about understandings of mental illness. In Human rights in the Pacific: Priorities, practice and sustainability. Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.massey.ac.nz/

  • Vaka, S. L. (2014). A Tongan talanoa about mental illness. In 17th South Pacific Nurses Forum (SPNF). Tonga. Retrieved from http://www.spnf.org.au/

  • Vaka, S. L. (2014). A Bachelor of Nursing Pacific (BNP) programme in a dominant conventional education system. In 17th South Pacific Nurses Forum. Tonga. Retrieved from http://www.spnf.org.au/

  • Vaka, S. L. (2014). A Tongan talanoa about mental illness. In International Pacific Health Conference 2014: Pacific health solutions through research and practice (pp. 122-123). Rendezvous Grand Hotel: Health Research Council of New Zealand.

Edited books/volumes

  • Finau, S., Foliaki, S., Vaka, S. L., Kokaua, J., & Ofanoa, M. (2013). The mental health status of Tongans at Langimalie Health Centre. Auckland, New Zealand: Directorate of Pasifika, Pasifika@Massey, Massey University. Retrieved from https://www.academybooks.co.nz/product/isbn/1240000000315

Reports

  • Wilson, S. C., Severinsen, C., Hocken, C., Burrow, M., & Vaka, S. (2017). Monarch mental health and addictions programme evaluation: Monarch Mental Health and Addictions Programme Evaluation. Palmerston North, New Zealand: College of Health, Massey University.

Theses

  • Vaka, S. L. (2014). A Tongan talanoa about conceptualisations, constructions and understandings of mental illness. (Massey University, New Zealand). Retrieved from https://mro.massey.ac.nz/

Other outputs

  • Vaka, S. L., & Health Research Council. (2014). A Tongan talanoa about mental illness.