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?
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?