Competency: Describe, and compare the social and cultural context of selected CAM modalities.
GER: Recognize and analyze intrapersonal, interpersonal and/or socio-cultural factors associated with individual behavior, collective action, or societal development
UW Shared Learning Goal: Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
This paper should be no more than five pages, double spaced.
Licensure, regulation, and freedom to choose are key concerns for Naturopathic practitioners and consumers of naturopathic practices. The ability to discern differences in the preparation and accountability of complementary and integrative practitioners is an essential competency.
To complete the assessment for this competency write on the following:
-Summarize the practice of Naturopathy in the United States. Be sure to include variations in these practices based on education and preparation. Identify licensing regulations affecting the practice of Naturopathy.
-Describe the Health Freedom of Access legislation as it applies to Naturopathic practices.
-Defend your position regarding the effect on the practice of Naturopathy and also the benefit or detriment of health freedom as defined in recent or pending legislation.