For each DQ elaborate within 260-300 words. Use in text citations accordingly. Use scholarly reference(s) along with the one(s) attached as well.
DQ 1) What factors account for the rise in CAM usage/popularity in certain populations in the United States? What are the benefits of using complementary and alternative therapies in treating illness and pain?
DQ 2) Based on what you have read, what are some biological, psychological, and social or cultural influences that impact if an individual seeks or avoids medical treatment? Why is it important for a health psychologist to understand these issues? Access and read the GCU Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work. How might a health psychologist with the Christian worldview approach these issues?
Read Chapter 13 in Health Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach.
Access and read the “GCU Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work” to assist you in completing assignments and discussion questions.
Read “Understanding Help-Seeking Behavior in Depression: A Qualitative Synthesis of Patients’ Experiences,” by Doblyte & Jiménez-Mejías, from Qualitative Health Research (2017).
Read “On the Definition of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine: Societal Mega-Stereotypes vs. the Patients’ Perspectives,” by Caspi et al., from Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (2003).
Read “Is There a Role for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Preventive and Promotive Health? An Anthropological Assessment in the Context of U.S. Health Reform,” by Thompson and Nichter, from Medical Anthropology Quarterly (2016).
Read “Improving Treatment Adherence in Heart Failure,” by Unverzagt, Meyer, Mittmann, Samos, Unverzagt, & Prondzinsky, from Deutsches Aerzteblatt International (2016).
Read “Health Literacy and Adherence to Medical Treatment in Chronic and Acute Illness: A Meta-Analysis,” by Miller, from Patient Education and Counseling (2016).
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