"Sorry for laughing, but it's scary": Humor and silence as cultural codes among American Indian and Alaska Native patients discussing colorectal cancer
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe 3 potential causes of low colorectal cancer screening rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Describe legacy of historical trauma that has led to distrust of Western Medicine. Describe 3 strategies for reducing the barriers and objections to cancer screening modalities among urban AI/ANs.
Keyword(s): American Indians, Cancer Screening
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a Siksika (Northern Blackfoot) research scientist with an MD and an MPH, I have served as the Project Lead on the "Using Digital Stories to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening in Native Americans." As such, I have led the planning, implementation, and dissemination preparation for this educational intervention. I am thus highly qualified to discuss our methodology and our pre- and post-intervention findings.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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