Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR): A Dynamic Process of Health care, Provider Perceptions and American Indian Patients' Resilience

Elizabeth Hulen, Lisa J Hardy, Nicolette Teufel-Shone, Priscilla R Sanderson, Anna L. Schwartz, R. Cruz Begay

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American Indians are disproportionately affected by factors that lead to health disparities, however many Native people demonstrate resilience when faced with health risks. Study objectives were to use a resilience framework to identify wellness strategies among American Indian people and to assess health care provider perceptions of American Indian wellness. Participants included 39 American Indian adults who self-reported resilient change and 22 health care providers who served American Indian patients. Thematic categories across American Indian and health care provider data were identified: 1) relationships inform resilience; 2) prejudice stymies resilience; and 3) place shapes resilience. Results indicated the salience of relationships in demonstrating resilience. Identified challenges and supporters of resilience are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-237
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of health care for the poor and underserved
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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