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Promises, Expectations, and Obligations: An Examination of American Indian Health Outcomes

Abstract American Indian literature is replete with language that refers to broken or hollow promises the US government has made to American Indians, one of the most prominent being that the US government has not kept its promises regarding health services for American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Some commenters refer to treaties between tribes and the US government as the origin of the promise for health services to AI/AN. Others point to the trust relationship between the sovereign nations of American Indian tribes and the US government, while still others assert that the Snyder Act of 1921 or the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) contained the promise for health care. While the US has provided some form of health care for AI/AN since... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Drago, Mary (Author) / Maienschein, Jane (Advisor) / Ellison, Karin (Committee member) / Herkert, Joseph (Committee member) / Hurlbut, James (Committee member) / Robert, Jason (Committee member) / Trujillo, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Ethics / Medical ethics / American Indian health / bioethics / social determinants of health / social justice
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 250 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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