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“You Can't Record That!” Engaging American Indian Traditional Healers in Qualitative Research

      Eliciting the serious illness-related traditions, beliefs, and values of historically and currently marginalized populations such as American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) through Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is a crucial initial step towards developing culturally-responsive interventions. While CBPR is the preferred methodology for research with AI/AN populations
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      specific to AI/AN spirituality. Moreover, few studies regarding AI/AN spirituality have included traditional healers’ voices in the research process
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      "Our culture is medicine": perspectives of Native healers on posttrauma recovery among American Indian and Alaska Native patients.
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