Specialty Profile: Clinical Care of Indigenous Peoples 
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This month’s specialty profile on Clinical Care of Indigenous Peoples covers Issue 2 of Volume 3 of Doody’s Special Topics Lists.   

As our previous Health Equity and Rural Health lists have alluded to, the social determinants of Indigenous health are critical factors to consider for the delivery of health services within Indigenous communities. Analysis of these determinants demonstrates the strains of colonial and racial trauma that have affected Indigenous communities around the world, both past and present. While it is important to acknowledge these barriers to health, it is equally important to decolonize the frame of Indigenous health to include concepts of Indigenous resilience and cultural safety, which are constructive and positive elements of Indigenous health care.  

Among others, books on this Doody’s Special Topics List include historical accounts of medical practices as well as Indigenous mental health resources. The list aims to provide titles that focus on clinical care, which it does to the extent such books exist. In many ways, this list is a call to action for further resources that apply Indigenous ways of knowing to clinical practice. 

This Doody’s Special Topics List is comprised of 63 titles collected from 38 publishers and features Indigenous voices prominently. The titles cover Indigenous communities from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond. The prices of these titles range from $17 to $250, with an average cost of $67.19.  

In addition to the list itself, the List Selectors are pleased to offer the health information community a bibliography of additional non-book resources that may be useful to health students, librarians, and practitioners looking to dive even further into Indigenous health and clinical care. Readers may access the list by using the link below: 

Supplemental Bibliography for Clinical Care of Indigenous Peoples 

Doody’s Review Service subscribers can access the list by clicking here and logging in. Doody’s Core Titles customers can view the list by clicking here to log in. Readers also may be able to access the list through one of our licensing partners: EBSCO, Rittenhouse, Matthews, Ovid, ProQuest, or Login Canada. For help getting access, please contact Customer Service. The next issue of Doody’s Special Topics Lists is due to be released in April 2023, focusing on recruitment and retention in the health sciences.    

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