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Trauma-Informed Caring for Native American Patients and Communities Prioritizes Healing, Not Management

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2021

In this case study, the commentary argues that trauma-informed therapies are lacking in some current psychiatric and primary care practices in the Indian Health Service and that an interprofessional, trauma-informed approach that considers the interplay between relevant somatic and psychological factors can better motivate patient-centered care. Cultivating safe environments in which interventions are pursued within the patient-clinician therapeutic alliance is key to generating optimal outcomes and healing among Native American patients.

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