Public Health System

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The Public health system is founded on “prevention of disease and promotion of the health of a population” by means of evidence based and socially accepted methods as stated in the Community Health and Wellness edition 4. Public health care is based on principles of cultural sensitivity, accessibility, community participation and intersectional collaboration that threads in very well with practitioners of naturopathy’s manner towards health care. Naturopathy otherwise known, as complimentary medicine is a method of healing that employs various lifestyle changes to gain optimal health. A naturopath believes that “good health involves more than just a remedy”. If we want to live long, joyful, happy lives we must endeavour to re-establish the proper relationship between ourselves – The whole body and mind – and nature in order to empower an individual to reach their highest level of health (Dr H.C.A Vogel, 1990). A naturopath follows seven simple principles compromised of esoteric, philosophical as well as clinical approaches to enhance and maintain ones wellbeing, as a way to educate the public about alternative ways of living. To fit into the Public Health System it is vital that a naturopath or general practitioner both acknowledge the scope of practice within their modality as well as be familiar with the public health system for Legal, Ethical and Moral reason and recognize their responsibility as a health care provider. Just like a G.P, a naturopath is expected to implement the code of ethics into everyday practice to defend public health and safety, support the quality of practice, promote informed health choices and treat patients with consideration and respect, therefore must be deemed acceptable to fit into the mainstream public health system. Wether a health practitioner chooses a path of natural medicine or conventional they both need to abide by the
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