Indigenous Women's Voices: Marginalization and Health

Joan E. Dodgson, Roxanne Struthers

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Marginalization may affect health care delivery. Ways in which indigenous women experienced marginalization were examined. Data from 57 indigenous women (18 to 65 years) were analyzed for themes. Three themes emerged: historical trauma as lived marginalization, biculturalism experienced as marginalization, and interacting within a complex health care system. Experienced marginalization reflected participants’ unique perspective and were congruent with previous research. It is necessary for health care providers to assess the detrimental impact of marginalization on the health status of individuals and/or communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-346
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • American Indian
  • bicultural
  • historical trauma
  • marginalization
  • transcultural health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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