ERIC Number: ED162770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May-15
Reference Count: 0
Dynamics of Indian Culture on Health Care Workshop, Conference Minutes (Helena, Montana, May 15 and 16, 1975).
Mountain States Regional Medical Program.
Members of the Veterans Administration (VA) Center, Ft. Harrison, Montana, and the Mountain States Regional Medical Program met with members of the Helena Indian Alliance and the Montana United Indian Association to discuss total services available to all veterans and their beneficiaries. Indian and VA officials promoted the two-way exchange of ideas on the dynamics of Indian culture on health care. The topics of five panel discussions were: "The Indian Stereotype and How it Affects Health Care", "V.A. Hospital and G.I. Benefits", "Special Needs of the Urban Indian (Landless, Off-reservation and Federally Recognized)", "Special Needs of the Reservation Indian", and "What Indian Health Service Offers and Coordination With Other Health Services". Veterans Administration officials explained the requirements and procedures for taking advantage of all the services available to Indians. Among the specific suggestions and recommendations for improving services were sending pamphlets to Tribal Councils for distribution, having an Indian veteran on each reservation to work with veterans in identifying problems and answers, and encouraging Indian veterans to duplicate their discharge papers at the county court house. Further suggestions and recommendations, as well as the minutes of planning sessions that culminated in the workshop, are included. (EJ/BR)
Descriptors: Agency Role, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Exchange, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems, Federal Programs, Health Facilities, Health Personnel, Health Services, Hospitals, Nonreservation American Indians, Patients, Stereotypes, Tribes, Urban Areas, Veterans, Workshops
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mountain States Regional Medical Program.
Identifiers: Indian Health Service; Montana; Veterans Administration
Note: Not available in hard copy due to poor print quality of original document ; Veterans Administration Center, Fort Harrison, Mont., contributed to the Workshop