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Title: Understanding the Impact of Historical Trauma Due to Colonization on the Health and Well-Being of Indigenous Young Peoples: A Systematic Scoping Review
Contributor(s): Smallwood, Reakeeta  (author); Woods, Cindy  (author)orcid ; Power, Tamara (author); Usher, Kim  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2021-01-01
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1177/1043659620935955Open Access Link
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Introduction: Indigenous Peoples are experiencing the ongoing effects of colonization. This phenomenon, historical trauma (HT), helps to address the current ill-health disparity. Aim of this scoping review was to identify sources of evidence available to understand the impact of HT on Indigenous young peoples. Method: A scoping review was conducted on available evidence-based literature. Article quality was assessed using validated quality appraisal tools. Synthesis was conducted with predefined levels of impact. Results: Consistent with the literature, the themes and levels of impact were interrelated. Despite this, studies predominately reported a singular focus with limited discussion of protective factors. Discussion: HT continues to have a profound impact on Indigenous young peoples across Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Protective factors for HT were evident within Indigenous research designs. Future research should ensure a multilevel focus to explore intergenerational strength and how this influences culturally congruent health care.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 32(1), p. 59-68
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1552-7832
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified
450499 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing not elsewhere classified
450199 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200499 Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
210399 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health not elsewhere classified
200399 Provision of health and support services not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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