The proposed project is part of the wider “Pae Herenga: An investigation of Maori whanau end of life cultural care customs”, examining caregiving customs that strengthen end-of-life care for whanau providing palliative care. A literature review will be carried out to be utilised by the community research collaborators during the study. This will involve a comprehensive review on information relating to rongoa Maori and wairuatanga and how this information can be considered in end of life cultural customs. Literature will be examined regarding the importance of wairuatanga and rongoa Maori for end-of-life care and will provide clear definitions of these which can be referred to in the study. The purpose of this is to organise all relevant information and summarise it in a way that is easy and useful for the researchers by providing clear definitions and other notable points that can be utilised in the study.