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Heritage Healing Practices | Risks, Benefits and Ethics of Indigenous Medicine

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm


  • Define traditional medicine/Indigenous medicine 
  • Discuss forms of Diné and inter-tribal Indigenous medicine 
  • Discuss benefits of Indigenous medicine 
  • Discuss risk of Indigenous medicine 
  • Discuss ethics of Indigenous medicine 
Photo of Michelle Kahn-John, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, GNP
Michelle Kahn-John, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, GNP
Mid-Career Research Fellow
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Dr. Kahn-John is a member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation and is a research fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Dr. Kahn-John has 20+ years of experience as a psychiatric nurse practitioner/geriatric nurse practitioner working with the Indian Health Services Indigenous communities in the Southwest and in Sitka, Alaska. Dr. Kahn-John’s research focuses on the protective relationship between American Indian cultural practices (language, stories, ceremony, spirituality) and physical and psychological health of American Indian populations. She remains a leader in the development of culturally tailored strength-based health delivery methods for American Indian populations. Her American Indian cultural insights lend to her expertise on the development of tailored and culturally aligned health and wellness options for American Indians.

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CME Credit/Disclaimer: 

No CME credit available with this event.

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 1:30pm


Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Community
University of Arizona Health Sciences


Tucson area
Health Sciences – Tucson
Health Sciences Innovation Building
1670 E. Drachman St, Tucson, AZ 85721


Elisa Lopez
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion