Based On The Readings, Viewing The Online Materials & Resources On The Module 4: Lecture Materials & Resources Page, And Your Own Experience, What Strategies Would You Recommend Encouraging Culturally Competent Care Of Native Americans? These are the readings:

Ritter, L.A., Graham, D.H. (2017). Multicultural Health (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
ISBN: 9781284021028
Chapter 8

Visit the CINAHL Complete under the A-to-Z Databases on the University Library’s Links to an external, locate and read the article(s) below:

Hill, D.L. (2009). Relationship between sense of belonging as connectedness and suicide in American Indians. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 23(1), 65-74.
Lowe, J. (2007). Research brief: The need for historically grounded HIV/AIDS prevention research among Native Americans. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 18(2), 15-17.

Explore/View the website(s) below:

Explore the Best and Promising Practices section of the Indian Health Service website:
IHS. (n.d.). Best and Promising Practices | for Providers. Retrieved from
Understanding and respecting the diverse cultural beliefs, values and practices of Native American communities.

Incorporating the traditional healing practices of Native Americans into healthcare plans, in addition to conventional medical treatments.

Building trust and rapport with Native American patients by being culturally sensitive and aware of their history, particularly the historical trauma they have faced.

Involving Native American communities in the design and implementation of healthcare programs and services.

Addressing the social determinants of health, such as poverty and limited access to healthcare, that affect Native American communities.

Providing culturally appropriate resources, such as language services, to support Native American patients and their families.

Developing and implementing culturally sensitive interventions for specific health concerns, such as high rates of suicide and HIV/AIDS, among Native American communities.

Fostering a welcoming and inclusive healthcare environment, free of discrimination, that supports the holistic well-being of Native American patients.

Implementing best practices and evidence-based strategies recommended by the Indian Health Service (IHS) for culturally competent care of Native Americans.

Continuously educating oneself and others on the unique needs and cultural context of Native American communities to provide culturally competent care.

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