Religion has an important role in HEALTH, and ILLNESS can be considered
a. violating dietary practices.
b. failure to wear special amulets to ward it off.
c. a necessary part of religious culture.
d. punishment for breaking a religious code.
Eucalyptus is a folk herbal remedy that has applications today. It is used for
a. nasal congestion and sore throat.
b. infant colic.
c. toothache pain.
Allopathic medicine terms alternative treatments as complementary or alternative. An alternative therapy for rehabilitation might include ________ as treatment.
The difference between complementary and alternative medicine is that complementary medicine
a. can be used together with allopathic medicine.
b. is never used with allopathic medicine.
c. lessens a patient’s discomfort with allopathic treatments.
d. replaces allopathic medicine as a primary form of treatment.
A reason why people seek alternative care treatments is
a. allopathic treatments may cause adverse effects that a person can’t tolerate.
b. training for alternative care practitioners is closely regulated and licensed.
c. insurance reimburses alternative care treatments at the same rate or better than allopathic treatments.
d. it has a better empirical basis than do allopathic treatments.
Many people of Catholic faith pray to ________ for the grace of a happy death.
a. St. Teresa of Avila
b. St. John of God
c. St. Roch
d. St. Joseph
While shrines that attract pilgrims can be religious or secular in nature, an essential component to all of them is the
a. feeling of peace and serenity that is conducive to healing.
b. location of the shrine.
c. presence of water so pilgrims can take samples home.
d. numbers of people who are attracted to that site.
Lourdes, France, is the site of a revered Roman Catholic shrine. Many people with illnesses visit the shrine with the hope of
a. becoming more prosperous.
b. gaining a better job.
c. receiving a cure through a miracle.
d. being able to live a long life.
Historically, early forms of HEALING for illness were equated with
a. performing set rituals to prevent illness.
b. finding the person causing the illness.
c. sacrificial offerings.
d. removing the evil causing the illness.
Among alternative treatment modalities utilized during an illness may be the
a. consultation of a healer outside the medical establishment.
b. strict adherence to the prescribed medical regimen.
c. willingness to seek a second medical opinion.
d. refusal to allow any medical treatment to be performed.