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In 2018, The Mayo Clinic Libraries partnered with the National Library of Medicine and the American Library Association to present a traveling exhibition titled "Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness".
This travelling exhibit explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Although the exhibit is no longer on display at Mayo Clinic, portions of this exhibition can also be viewed online at the NLM.
Associated Resources From NLM
Native Voices Online Resources
A wealth of resources including; Careers in Medicine & Sciences, Lesson Plans, Online Activities, Suggested Readings, Health Headlines & News coverage of Native Peoples.
Recent Journal Articles on Native American Traditional Medicine
Exhibit Dates and Location
Exhibition Dates: June 4th - July 5th,2018 (closed on July 4th)
Location: Hage Atrium of the Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Selected Titles form the Library Catalog
American Indian Health and Nursing by The average life expectancy of a male born on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota today is 40 years oldothe lowest life expectancy of all peoples not only in the U.S. but also in the entire Western Hemisphere. Written by and for nurses, this is the first text to focus exclusively on American Indian health and nursing. It addresses the profound disparities in policy, health care law, and health outcomes that affect American Indians, and describes how these disparities, bound into the cultural, environmental, historical, and geopolitical fabric of American Indian society, are responsible for the marked lack of wellbeing of American Indians. American Indian nurse authors, natives of nine unique American Indian cultures, address the four domains of healthophysical, mental, spiritual, and emotional--within each region to underscore the many stunning disparities of opportunity for health and wellbeing within the American Indian culture as opposed to those of "Anglo" culture. In an era of cultural competency, these expert nurse authors bring awareness about what is perhaps the least understood minority population in the U.S. The text covers the history of American Indians with a focus on the drastic changes that occurred following European contact. Included are relevant journal articles, historical reports, interviews with tribal health officials, and case studies. The book addresses issues surrounding American Indian nursing and nursing education, and health care within nine unique American Indian cultural populations. Also discussed are the health care needs of American Indians living in urban areas. Additionally, the book examines the future of American Indian Nursing in regard to the Affordable Care Act. Key Features: Focuses exclusively on American Indian health and nursingothe first book to do so Written by predominately American Indian nurses Covers four domains of health: physical, mental, spiritual and emotional Highlights nine specific cultural areas of Indian country, each with its own unique history and context Includes chapter objectives, end-of-chapter review questions, and case studies
Call Number: RT86.54 .A43 2016x