Hlth 312

Hlth 312

Assignment #3 – Unit 3 Integrative Medicine

Worth – 50 points

Due – Check calendar

Assignment Requirements:

Assignment is a TurnItIn writing assignment. Upload your document successfully to complete your assignment

In order to avoid spelling errors, create the assignment in Microsoft Word

This is a research paper, please write in third-person and avoid opinion and first-person narrative (do not include “I, we, our”)

This activity is designed to help you better understand what Alternative and Complementary Medicine is all about. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The NIH is one of the world’s foremost medical research centers with the mission to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. One of the Centers located within the NIH is NCCAM (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine).

Paper requirements:

Document must be:

Times New Roman

12 font

Double spaced

Margins set to 1 inch on all sides (reset your Word default to be 1 inch, not 1.25 inches)

No more than one line total for the header at the top of the page (name, date, class, assignment #)

No extra spacing between paragraphs, lines, titles, etc., so set your default to in Format -> Paragraph -> Spacing -> Before: 0, After: 0 double spacing

Save your document with “Name Assignment #” (Example: LaPointe Assignment 2)

Assignment must be well organized and include:

Thoughtful introduction with a thesis sentence

Paragraphs making up the body of the paper that address the questions (no extra spaces between paragraphs)

Strong conclusion paragraph to summarize the major themes of the paper

Errors in spelling and grammar will result in a loss of 1 point each

Assignment must be at least 2 complete pages


Review readings in Unit 3

Write an introduction with a clear thesis

In the body of the paper:

Go to NCCAM’s website HERE (https://nccih.nih.gov/health/integrative-health)

Read that entire section

Feel free to check out any of the other fact sheets or information provided

In one paragraph:

Define CAM (in your own words)

Discuss at least two examples of types/categories of CAM in detail

In one paragraph, provide APA cited and numerical evidence regarding the need for integrative health coverage

Using the information from your text, describe two improvements that can be made through healthcare policy change or health programming to include integrative health

In one paragraph, research and describe one health program in your hometown that offers alternative or complementary medicine (be specific in your description)

Write a concluding paragraph


APA citations are required for this paper

After uploading to TurnItIn, open your document to make sure that your paper has fully uploaded and that your Originality Report is very low. Please make any changes to your uploaded document as many times as necessary until the deadline. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm the successful upload or post of your paper or forum before the deadline. Please check your work immediately after uploading by re-downloading and opening your uploaded document to make sure all pages uploaded successfully. Failing to upload the document successfully (and checking by downloading and re-opening the paper) prior to the deadline will result in a 0.

Grading Rubric:

Assignment #2 Points

Followed instructions (word count, paragraphs, formatting, etc.) 5

APA Citations (in-text and a full list on the final page of your paper) 4

Introduction with thesis 3

Provided clear informative discussion exhibiting critical thinking 28

Offered valuable information on one program providing access to integrative health 6

Concluding paragraph 4

1 point deleted for Spelling and Grammatical errors Total 50