disadvantages in holistic care????

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    hello my name is michelle and i am a student nurse in melbourne australia. I have been given a essay on the disadvantages of holist care - although this is not the way i plan to nurse i need to research this topic and am finding it hard to find any relevant information on the disadvantages, i was hoping that if anyone reads this message they may be able to direct me to some information, books etc- or your advise or comments would be much appreciated.
    thanks and regards
    michelle
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    Hello to you Michelle in Auatralia.
    Just read your post, could you be more specific... when you say holistic, do you mean
    the same as "alternative, complementary practices?
    Thanx for sharing....
    sj.
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    Originally posted by snickers:
    Hello to you Michelle in Auatralia.
    Just read your post, could you be more specific... when you say holistic, do you mean
    the same as "alternative, complementary practices?
    Thanx for sharing....
    sj.
    hi snickers
    reading through the question again and full understanding what the question ask it its the biomedical model vs holistic care

    what are your views on this
    regards
    michelle
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    Hello Michelle.
    A few disadvantages I can see. First, societal views are ignorant to holistic care. Especially in regards to western medicine. The biomedical model is engraved in our cuture, anything different would be seen with skepticism. Second, the majority of the laws in the medical field are geared towards the biomedical model. Any new medical practice whether it be alternative medicine, new technology, advanced hi-tech practices are difficult for recieving acceptance. Third, educational programs with respect to standards have not fully developed neither by educational intitutions, accreditors/associations, nor by the government (once again- governmental laws are geared towards biomedical models and anything else is compared to it as a standard). Educational institutions have to abide by laws in reference to degrees/certifications/licensing. Those in alternative or Holistic practices have a long way to go in educating society to be able to make changes. Fourth, holistic care can be applied toward any type of medical practice. However, the person benefiting from holistic care has to be an active part, to some degree, in their health. Alot of people are just not active members in respect to their own health due to ignorance and lack of knowledge.

    Hope this helps!
    Last edit by kiki65 on Jan 16, '04


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