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Hmong Americans' changing views and approaches towards disability: shaman and other helpers

TitleHmong Americans' changing views and approaches towards disability: shaman and other helpers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsLee, SC, Yuen, FKO
JournalJournal of Social Work in Disability & RehabilitationJournal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
Volume2
Pagination121-132
ISBN Number1536-710X
KeywordsAdolescence, Adult, Aged, Attitude to Disability, California, Convenience Sample, Cultural Values, Disabled, Female, Hmong -- California, Human, Laos, Male, Middle Age, Prevalence, Questionnaires, Shamanism, Snowball Sample, Social Networks, Surveys, Thailand
AbstractThis article discusses how the concept of disability has evolved among Hmong Americans. The term disability has its unique cultural roots in Hmong traditions. Findings from a study of a sample of Hmong Americans in Northern California confirm the changing Hmong Americans' views on the issue of disability and their use of shaman. Families, community leaders, and shaman continue to be the primary support network and sources of consultation for many Hmong Americans.
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