Concept analysis of Diné Hózhó: A Diné wellness philosophy

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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 Diné Hózhó, a complex and misunderstood wellness concept the Diné (Navajo) strive to attain. Findings from a literature review are presented to explore anthropological definitions and uses of the concept Hózhó. The method of concept analysis of Walker and Avant is utilized, model cases are presented. Recommendations for application in nursing practice are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-125
Number of pages13
JournalAdvances in Nursing Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Alaska Native
  • American Indian
  • Concept analysis
  • Diné
  • Hózhó
  • Native American health
  • Navajo
  • Wellness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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