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Keywords

Alaska Native, American Indian, concept analysis, Dine, Hozho, Native American health, Navajo, wellness

 

Authors

  1. Kahn-John, Michelle MS, PMHNP

Abstract

American Indian Alaska Native people of the United States face challenges in attaining physical, mental, spiritual, and environmental health. This article presents a concept analysis of Dine Hozho, a complex and misunderstood wellness concept the Dine (Navajo) strive to attain. Findings from a literature review are presented to explore anthropological definitions and uses of the concept Hozho. The method of concept analysis of Walker and Avant is utilized, model cases are presented. Recommendations for application in nursing practice are presented.