The Resilience of Indigenous Women of the U.S. who Experience Cancer: Transcending Adversity
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work
Almost no research specifically explores resilience among Indigenous women of the U.S. who experience cancer. A qualitative descriptive study included a sample of 43 Indigenous women from the Northern Plains region of the U.S. Almost 90% (88%, n = 37) of participants indicated personal growth in response to having cancer, indicating they valued relationships (n = 3), had a stronger faith (n = 5), were grateful and living in moment (n = 21), became more healthy (n = 5), and helped others (n = 6) in response to their cancer experience. Results indicate that factors that promote and facilitate resilience are critical for culturally responsive practice with Indigenous women.
Indigenous, American Indian or Native American, cancer, resilience, quality of life, qualitative research
Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Work
Burnette, Catherine E.; Roh, Soonhee; Liddell, Jessica; and Lee, Yeon-Shim, "The Resilience of Indigenous Women of the U.S. who Experience Cancer: Transcending Adversity" (2019). Department of Social Work. 16.