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Alaska Native elders and abuse: Creating harmony by voicing traditions of listening

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Source
Year 2: Qualitative Report
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2005
Alaska Native Elders and Abuse: Creating Harmony by Voicing Traditions of Listening 10 can be applied to the ever changing situations, emotions, and needs of the listeners. When experiencing a time of difficulty, connecting with the teachings from the stories will support the healing process
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Author
Easley, C
Charles, GP
Author Affiliation
National Resource Center for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiin Elders
Source
Year 2: Qualitative Report
Date
Oct-2005
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Alaska Native elders
Language
Listening
Oral tradition
Respect
Abstract
The purpose of the project is to allow Alaska Native Elders the opportunity to share their ideas about the origin of abuse of elderly and to share ways to reduce and control occurrences of abuse. In order to be more culturally appropriate, the research team decided to use the terms "respect" and "disrespect" rather than "abuse." The study group consisted of three Alaska Native Elders from the five main cultural groups in Alaska, for a total of fifteen respondents. These Elders were recruited utilizing snowball sampling. Through interviews, the Elders were asked a series of questions about the role of Elders in their community, Elder disrespect, and how problems can be addressed. These open-ended interviews were then analyzed using a qualitative approach, which allowed the hypotheses to be drawn directly from the raw data. The findings indicate that, from the Alaska Native worldview, origin of respect is connected with the tradition of listening, or oral tradition. The tradition of listening has relevancy in the modern world. The cycle of respect has been broken and, as a result, there has been a dramatic increase in disrespect. There are culturally appropriate ways to approach the problem of Alaska Native Elder abuse or disrespect.
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Qualitative report: Conferences of Alaska Native Elders: Our view of dignified aging

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature85247
Source
National Resource Center for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-2004
believe it or not, the psychological benefit would help in the healing process…” The Elders from all of the groups across the state extensively describe rich details and significance of their day-to-day traditional lifestyle, subsistence activities, seasonal activities, and traditional diet that
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Author
Easley, C
Kanaquiak, GPC
Graves, K
Author Affiliation
College of Health and Social Welfare, University of Alaska Anchorage
Source
National Resource Center for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders
Date
Sep-2004
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Keywords
Aging
Alaska Natives
Cultural values
Cultural wisdom
Elders
Interviews
Qualitative Research
Traditional knowledge
Voices of Our Elders
Abstract
The purpose of this report is to: (1) Provide Alaska Native elders with the opportunity to voice their needs and requirements for culturally congruent care. Alaska Native Elders are being invited from across the state of Alaska to express their wishes and expectations for services and care that are consistent with their traditional community heritages, tribal values, and customs. (2) Empower Native communities to incorporate traditional and contemporary health practices into their health care systems. During the first year of the three-year project, the plan is for the information to be shared and made available to Native communities through summary papers, handouts, and a web site.
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Rehabilitation challenges for Aboriginal clients recovering from brain injury: a qualitative study engaging health care practitioners.

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Source
Brain Inj. 2009 Mar;23(3):250-61
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2009
Author
Michelle L Keightley
Ruwan Ratnayake
Bruce Minore
Mae Katt
Anita Cameron
Randy White
Alice Bellavance
Claudine Longboat-White
Angela Colantonio
Author Affiliation
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. michelle.keightley@utoronto.ca
Source
Brain Inj. 2009 Mar;23(3):250-61
Date
Mar-2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Attitude of Health Personnel - ethnology
Brain Injuries - epidemiology - ethnology - rehabilitation
Continuity of Patient Care
Cultural Diversity
Female
Health Services, Indigenous - standards
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Patient compliance
Qualitative Research
Young Adult
Abstract
To explore the experiences of health care practitioners working with Aboriginal clients recovering from acquired brain injury (ABI).
Participatory research design using qualitative methods.
Fourteen in-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted. The Framework Method of analysis was used to uncover emerging themes.
Five main categories emerged: practitioners' experience with brain injury, practitioners' experience with Aboriginal clients, specialized needs of Aboriginal clients recovering from brain injury, culturally sensitive care and traditional healing methods. These categories were then further divided into emergent themes and sub-themes where applicable, with particular emphasis on the specialized needs of Aboriginal clients.
Each emergent theme highlighted key challenges experienced by Aboriginal peoples recovering from ABI. A key challenge was that protocols for rehabilitation and discharge planning are often lacking for clients living on reserves or in remote communities. Other challenges included lack of social support; difficulty of travel and socio-cultural factors associated with post-acute care; and concurrent disorders.
Results suggest that developing reasonable protocols for discharge planning of Aboriginal clients living on reserves and/or remote communities should be considered a priority.
PubMed ID
19205962 View in PubMed
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From health care to home community: an Aboriginal community-based ABI transition strategy.

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Source
Brain Inj. 2011;25(2):142-52
Publication Type
Article
Date
2011
Author
Michelle Keightley
Victoria Kendall
Shu-Hyun Jang
Cindy Parker
Sabrina Agnihotri
Angela Colantonio
Bruce Minore
Mae Katt
Anita Cameron
Randy White
Claudine Longboat-White
Alice Bellavance
Author Affiliation
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. michelle.keightley@utoronto.ca
Source
Brain Inj. 2011;25(2):142-52
Date
2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Attitude of Health Personnel
Brain Injuries - ethnology - rehabilitation
Community Health Services - standards
Continuity of Patient Care - standards
Female
Focus Groups
Health Services Accessibility
Health Services, Indigenous - standards
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Ontario
Patient Discharge
Prospective Studies
Qualitative Research
Self Report
Abstract
To explore the barriers and enablers surrounding the transition from health care to home community settings for Aboriginal clients recovering from acquired brain injuries (ABI) in northwestern Ontario.
Participatory research design using qualitative methods.
Focus groups conducted with clients with ABI, their caregivers and hospital and community health-care workers. The Framework Method of analysis was used to uncover emerging themes.
Six main categories emerged: ABI diagnosis accuracy, acute service delivery and hospital care, transition from hospital to homecare services, transition from hospital to community services, participant suggestions to improve service delivery and transition, and views on traditional healing methods during recovery.
A lack of awareness, education and resources were acknowledged as key challenges to successful transitioning by clients and healthcare providers. Geographical isolation of the communities was highlighted as a barrier to accessibility of services and programmes, but the community was also regarded as an important source of social support. The development of educational and screening tools and needs assessments of remote communities were identified to be strategies that may improve transitions.
Findings demonstrate that the structure of rehabilitation and discharge processes for Aboriginal clients living on reserves or in remote communities are of great concern and warrants further research.
PubMed ID
21219087 View in PubMed
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