Understanding Native women's health: historical legacies.

  title={Understanding Native women's health: historical legacies.},
  author={Janelle F. Palacios and Carmen J. Portillo},
  journal={Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society},
  volume={20 1},
PURPOSE Theoretical underpinnings of two theories are examined for their applicability in guiding practice and research when understanding Native American women's health outcomes. METHOD Published studies testing two independent theories, historical trauma and weathering, are reviewed. Key theoretical concepts that are applicable in the study of Native women and understanding their intergenerational heritage of injustice and cultural context are discussed. RESULTS The authors infer… CONTINUE READING

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