Internal Code: MAS1694
Nursing Reflective Writing Assignment:
Identify one example of natural medicine that is practiced in your local area and find one example based solely online.
You might choose; a naturopath, a holistic vet, an iridologist, a health food/supplement store, a GP offering integrative medicine, a nutritionist, a health coach, a blogger, an energy healer or, a shaman – Get creative, as long as they provide health information, they’re a great example to discuss.
Part A :
Describe the businesses and your first impressions; where are they located and, what is their web address? What do they do and, is it clear what they do? Are you confused or bewildered?
How do they represent themselves in the community; what are their qualifications and, what qualifications do they need? How do they market and promote themselves?
If this were your business, what would you do differently?
Part B :
Would you/have you been to see this practitioner or referred your loved ones to use their business? Why/why not? What types of conditions would they be able to treat? Relate your findings, reflections and opinions to the topics covered in the first 6 weeks of this course;
For example; discuss how they fit into the landscape of natural and traditional medicine today and throughout history, how has money/professionalization/green washing/the media helped or hindered the practice of their modality and business throughout history, are they upholding the philosophies and historical traditions of natural medicine based on what you have learnt in the first 6 weeks of this course? This reflective piece is designed for you to give an honest, raw, reflection of what you see in the online arena and local area.