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Comparative use of biomedical services and traditional healing options by American Indian veterans.

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Psychiatr Serv. 2001 Jan;52(1):68-74
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2001
Author
D. Gurley
D K Novins
M C Jones
J. Beals
J H Shore
S M Manson
Author Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80220, USA.
Source
Psychiatr Serv. 2001 Jan;52(1):68-74
Date
Jan-2001
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Community Health Services - utilization
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Services Accessibility
Health Services, Indigenous - utilization
Hospitals, Veterans - utilization
Humans
Indians, North American - psychology - statistics & numerical data
Male
Medicine, Traditional
Middle Aged
Midwestern United States
Questionnaires
Southwestern United States
United States
United States Indian Health Service
Veterans - statistics & numerical data
Abstract
This study described service use among American Indian veterans, compared use patterns across biomedical care and traditional healing options, and tested whether utilization varied as a function of need or availability.
A cross-sectional survey of 621 male combat veterans selected from tribal rolls was conducted between 1992 and 1995 in American Indian reservation communities in the Southwest and in the Northern Plains. Measures included assessments of demographic characteristics, physical and mental health conditions, and self-reports of any use during the past year of Veterans Administration (VA), Indian Health Service (IHS), and other biomedical services as well as participation in traditional ceremonies and use of indigenous healing options.
Tribal groups were similar in sociodemographic characteristics and in number of health problems and mental and substance use problems during the past year. The same types of services from IHS were available to the two groups, and the geographic distance to these services was similar. VA facilities were more readily available in the Northern Plains than in the Southwest, where they were far from reservation boundaries. Use of IHS services was similar for the two tribal groups, but use of VA services was significantly less in the Southwest. Overall, biomedical services were used more in the Northern Plains, reflecting greater use of VA facilities. However, these differences in overall health service disappeared when traditional healing options were considered. Use of traditional healing was greater in the Southwest, offsetting lower biomedical service use.
When the full array of options is examined, service use functions according to need for health care, but the kind of services used varies according to availability.
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Use of traditional healing among Sámi psychiatric patients in the north of Norway.

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Int J Circumpolar Health. 2008 Feb;67(1):135-46
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2008
Author
Sexton, R.
Sørlie, T.
Author Affiliation
Department of Clinical Psychiatry, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway University Hospital of North Norway. randallno@yahoo.com
Source
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2008 Feb;67(1):135-46
Date
Feb-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Activities of Daily Living
Adult
Arctic Regions
Continental Population Groups
Female
Humans
Male
Medicine, Traditional
Mental Disorders - therapy
Norway
Personality
Professional-Patient Relations
Social Support
Spirituality
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to learn more about the extent of, and factors related to, the use of traditional and complementary healing modalities among Simi psychiatric patients. STUDY DESIGN: A quantitative survey among psychiatric patients in Finnmark and Nord-Troms, Norway. RESULTS: A total of 186 S?mi and Norwegian patients responded to the survey, a response rate of 48%. Of these, 43 had a strong S?mi cultural affiliation. Use of traditional and complementary treatment modalities was significantly higher within the S?mi group. Factors related to use differed between S?mi and Norwegian groups. S?mi users were found to give greater importance to religion and spirituality in dealing with illness than S?mi patients who had not used these treatments. They were also found to be less satisfied with central aspects of their psychiatric treatment. CONCLUSIONS: In this study, we found several differences in factors related to the use of traditional and complementary treatments between S?mi and Norwegian psychiatric patient groups. S?mi users were found to give greater importance to religion and spirituality and were less satisfied with the public psychiatric services than S?mi patients who had not used traditional or complementary treatments. The study implies that finding ways to include different aspects of traditional healing within the health services to the S?mi community should be given consideration.
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Cupping as a part of living finnish traditional healing. A remedy against pain.

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Acupunct Electrother Res. 1982;7(1):39-50
Publication Type
Article
Date
1982
Author
O. Hänninen
T. Vaskilampi
Source
Acupunct Electrother Res. 1982;7(1):39-50
Date
1982
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Female
Finland
Humans
Medicine, Traditional
Pain Management
Abstract
Wet cupping appears to be a living reminiscence of the traditional Finnish healing methods. Fifteen persons practicing or having practiced cupping were interviewed in Savo Province, Eastern Finland. The knowledge and skills of cupping appear to be transferred by personal apprenticeship within a family or from a neighbour. No written material is nowadays available and known to be used in learning. Cupping is considered by healers to be useful in the treatment of aching and pains of teeth, head, neck, shoulders, back and legs. Cuppers report cupping effective also in hypertension and skin diseases. On the other hand, the method is not regarded to be useful in problems of internal organs. Cupping is done after a sauna and bathing of the patient in a warm environment (in sauna). It is often preceded by massage. The small wounds in the cupping sites are made with the aid of a small knife. The healers have the opinion that bad blood must be removed from the superficial areas of the ailing parts of the body, The cupping sites were more or less specific to the ailments of the patient and the number of cups varied from patient to patient depending on the condition and size.
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6126077 View in PubMed
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Alcoholism and mental health treatment in circumpolar areas: traditional and non-traditional approaches.

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Pages 332-334 in R. Fortuine, ed. Circumpolar Health 84. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Circumpolar Health, 6th, Anchorage, 13-18 May, 1984. University of Washington Press, Seattle.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1985
CiraumpoZar Health 84:332-334 ALCOHOLISM AND MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT IN CIRCUMPOLAR AREAS: TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL APPROACHES THEODORE A. MALA Throughout the circumpolar world there seems to be increasing concern by national governments and health professionals at the rising rate
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Author
Mala, T.A.
Author Affiliation
University of Alaska Anchorage
Source
Pages 332-334 in R. Fortuine, ed. Circumpolar Health 84. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Circumpolar Health, 6th, Anchorage, 13-18 May, 1984. University of Washington Press, Seattle.
Date
1985
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Alcohol abuse
Spirit Movement
Traditional healer
Traditional healing
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 2303.
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Pages 320-337 in W.C. Sturtevant, gen. ed. Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 5: Arctic. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1984
Author
Spencer, R.F.
Source
Pages 320-337 in W.C. Sturtevant, gen. ed. Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 5: Arctic. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Date
1984
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Shaman
Shamanic healing
Traditional healing
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 109. UAA/APU Consortium, Alaskana Collection E77 H25. UAF - Rasmuson Library E76.2.H36 v.5, E99.E7 A72 1984 ALASKA. Pages 320-337 in W.C. Sturtevant, gen. ed. Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 5: Arctic. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
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Pages 113-150 in M. Lantis. Eskimo childhood and interpersonal relationships. Nunivak biographies and genealogies. University of Washington Press, Seattle. American Ethnological Society. Monograph 33.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1960
Author
Lantis, M.
Source
Pages 113-150 in M. Lantis. Eskimo childhood and interpersonal relationships. Nunivak biographies and genealogies. University of Washington Press, Seattle. American Ethnological Society. Monograph 33.
Date
1960
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Traditional healing
Shaman
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 757.
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Traditional Healing among the Inupiaq: Importance of Caring for the Body, Mind, and Spirit

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2nd International Telehealth Symposium on Palliative Care, Anchorage, Alaska. 14 slides.
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Date
27 April 2010
TRADITIONAL HEALING AMONG THE INUPIAQ: IMPORTANCE OF CARING FOR THE BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT Carl M. Hild, PhD, MS Associate Professor Director, Health Services Administration Program Business Administration Department Alaska Pacific University 27 April 2010 2nd International Telehealth
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Author
Hild, Carl M.
Author Affiliation
Associate Professor, Director, Health Services Administration Program, Business Administration Department, Alaska Pacific University
Source
2nd International Telehealth Symposium on Palliative Care, Anchorage, Alaska. 14 slides.
Date
27 April 2010
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Digital File Format
PowerPoint (.ppt)
File Size
358071
Keywords
Indigenous Collections
Health & Wellness
Our Stories
Alaska
Palliative Care
Telemedicine
Patient Comfort
Documents

Hild_TraditionalHealingPowerpoint.pdf

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Indian and Eskimo medicine, with notes on the early history of psychiatry among French and British colonists.

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Pages 400-431 in J.G. Howells, ed. World history of psychiatry. Bruner/Mazel, New York.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1975
Author
Margetts, E.L.
Author Affiliation
University of British Columbia
Source
Pages 400-431 in J.G. Howells, ed. World history of psychiatry. Bruner/Mazel, New York.
Date
1975
Language
English
Geographic Location
Multi-National
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Traditional healing
Shamanic healing
Mental disorders
Notes
Alaska Medical Library - From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 265.
UAA/APU Consortium, General Collection RC438.H67.Pages 400-431 in J.G. Howells, ed. World history of psychiatry. Bruner/Mazel, New York.
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Understanding the healing hands of the Maniilaq tribal doctors: A training video

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Publication Type
Interactive/Multimedia
Date
1983
  1 website  
Author
Maniilaq Health Services
Date
1983
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Interactive/Multimedia
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Della Keats
Maniilaq
Traditional healing
Abstract
All images in this video are from the 1983 recordings of the Maniilaq Health Services. The original videos are referred to generally as "the Della Keats" collection. [YouTube video 32:40 min.]
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Pages 347-358 in W.C. Sturtevant, gen. ed. Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 5: Arctic. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1984
Author
Smith, D.G.
Source
Pages 347-358 in W.C. Sturtevant, gen. ed. Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 5: Arctic. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Date
1984
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Epidemics
Population
Traditional healing
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 107. UAA/APU Consortium, Alaskana Collection E77 H25. UAF - Rasmuson Library E76.2.H36 v.5, E99.E7 A72 1984 ALASKA. Pages 347-358 in W.C. Sturtevant, gen. ed. Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 5: Arctic. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
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Traditional plant usage by Chugach Natives around Prince William Sound and on the lower Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.

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M.A. thesis. University of Alaska Anchorage. 111 pp.
Publication Type
Dissertation
Date
1985
Author
Wennekens, A.J.
Source
M.A. thesis. University of Alaska Anchorage. 111 pp.
Date
1985
Language
English
Geographic Location
Multi-National
Publication Type
Dissertation
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Traditional healing
Medicinal plants
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 289.
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Recollections of medicine among the Eskimos.

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The Medical Press. September, 115:271-274.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1953
Author
Hutton, S.K.
Author Affiliation
Moravian Mission (Labrador)
Source
The Medical Press. September, 115:271-274.
Date
1953
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Traditional healing
Health status
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 697.
From: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 34.
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Publication Type
Website
  1 website  
Author Affiliation
University of Alaska Anchorage
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Website
Digital File Format
Web site (.html, .htm)
Keywords
Indigenous Collections
Traditional healing
Sharing & Teaching
Alaska
Narration
Writing
Research
Health Personnel
Abstract
Professional Perspectives offers the views of health professionals on theories, techniques, research, and the application of narrative in health care and educational settings. Healing Narratives provides examples that demonstrate the therapeutic properties of writing and telling stories.
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Life experiences in care, illness, health, and healing among Inupiat practitioners of traditional healing in Northwest Arctic Alaska : a qualitative exploration

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MAI, 31, no. 03, (1992): 1200
Date
1992
Author
Brew, N.E.
Author Affiliation
University of Alaska Anchorage
Source
MAI, 31, no. 03, (1992): 1200
Date
1992
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Health Sciences; Nursing; Traditional medicine; Eskimo Medicine Traditional medicine--Alaska. Eskimos--Medicine--Alaska.
Abstract
The Inupiat of northwest Alaska, once dependent upon themselves for staying healthy and treating illness in a harsh environment, today have access to modern healthcare via an innovative hub system. The availability of modern healthcare and other human services has come at a cost, however, in terms of local Native control and the practice of traditional Native lifeways. Nurses and other healthcare providers outside the culture can improve the quality of care they provide by becoming culturally informed and providing culturally congruent care. Caring is assumed to be the central essence and primary activity of nursing. This study explored the life experiences of six Inupiat traditional healers in caring, health, illness, and healing. Ideas about caring are discussed, and ways of implementing these findings in the provision of quality care are suggested.
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Dissertations: Held at Consurtium Library Alaskana Collection E99.E7 B748 1992
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The healing power of the seal: The meaning of Inuit health practice and belief

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Arctic Anthropology, 31(1), 1-15
Date
1994
Author
Borre, K.
Source
Arctic Anthropology, 31(1), 1-15
Date
1994
Language
English
Keywords
Ethno-zootic healing
Inuit traditional healing methods
Abstract
This article discusses ethno-zootic healing as compared to the more typical ethno-botanicals that are the interest of the pharmaceutical industry. Some of the healing power of the seal is derived from the spirit of the animal and the cultural importance that it provides.
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Pages 56-59 in H. Ostermann, ed. The Mackenzie Eskimos. After Knud Rasmussen's posthumous notes. Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition 1921-24. Vol. 10, no. 2. Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, Copenhagen.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1942
Author Affiliation
Fifth Thule Expedition
Source
Pages 56-59 in H. Ostermann, ed. The Mackenzie Eskimos. After Knud Rasmussen's posthumous notes. Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition 1921-24. Vol. 10, no. 2. Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, Copenhagen.
Date
1942
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Shamanic healing
Traditional healing
Death and dying
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 513.
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Medical pluralism and the maintenance of a traditional healing technique on Lihir, Papua New Guinea

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Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health. 2005 Spring; 3(1):87-99
Publication Type
Article
Date
Spring 2005
  1 website  
Author
Macintyre, M
Foale, S
Bainton, N
Moktel, B
Source
Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health. 2005 Spring; 3(1):87-99
Date
Spring 2005
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
New Guinea; mining communities; traditional ways of living; indigenous people
Abstract
This article discusses the impact of mining on traditional ways of life. It also discusses the ways in which cultural traditions and local languages are affected by the process of modernization, improved access to formal education, and incorporation into the cash economy.
Notes
Future issues of the journal will be published online
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Self-determination, medical ideology and health services in Inuit communities.

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Pages 33-50 in G. Dacks and K. Coates, eds. Northern communities: the prospects for empowerment. Boreal Institute for Northern Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton. Occasional Publication 25.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1988
Author
O'Neil, J.D.
Author Affiliation
University of Manitoba
Source
Pages 33-50 in G. Dacks and K. Coates, eds. Northern communities: the prospects for empowerment. Boreal Institute for Northern Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton. Occasional Publication 25.
Date
1988
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Health services
Traditional healing
Acculturation
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 1600.
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The Social and religious life of the Eskimo.

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CIBA Symposia. 10(1):903-910.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1948
Author
Ackerknecht, E.H.
Source
CIBA Symposia. 10(1):903-910.
Date
1948
Geographic Location
Multi-National
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Traditional healing
Shaman
Infanticide
Senilicide
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 230.
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Psychiatric labeling in cross-cultural perspective.

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Science. 191:1019-1028. Also Pages 248-270 in M.H. Logan and E.E. Hunt, Jr. Health and the human condition. Perspectives on medical anthropology. Duxbury Press, North Scituate, MA.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1976
Author
Murphy, J.M.
Author Affiliation
Harvard University
Source
Science. 191:1019-1028. Also Pages 248-270 in M.H. Logan and E.E. Hunt, Jr. Health and the human condition. Perspectives on medical anthropology. Duxbury Press, North Scituate, MA.
Date
1976
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Insanity
Shamanic healing
Traditional healing
Shaman
Attitudes
Schizophrenia
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 2308.
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