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Faculty Publish on The Historical Oppression Scale in Transcultural Psychiatry
Tulane University professors Dr. Catherine E McKinley, Dr. Charles R. Figley, and Dr. Katherine P. Theall along with Dr. Shamra Boel-Studt, Dr. Lynette M. Renner, and Shanondora Billiot have published "The Historical Oppression Scale: Preliminary conceptualization and measurement of historical oppression among Indigenous peoples of the United States" in Transcultural Psychiatry.
As part of the critical Framework of Historical Oppression, Resilience, and Transcendence (FHORT), this article introduces the Historical Oppression Scale (HOS), a scale assessing internalized and externalized oppression. The HOS explicates complex associations between historical oppression and health and social disparities and may be an important clinical and research tool in an understudied area.