You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Present a written argument or case to an educated non-specialist audience on the following topic.
A number of different medical traditions are now widely known and used: Western medicine , herbal medicine, acupuncture , homoeopathy , and so on. How important is the patients mental attitude towards his/her treatment in determining the effectiveness of the treatment?
You should write at least 250 words.
You should you your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.
Different medical traditions
Patients mental attitude: the way the patient feels about the treatment
Effectiveness of the treatment: how much better does it make the patient?
Do I think the patients attitude is important?
What examples can I give where the patients attitude was important, or irrelevant?
Describe some of the different ways people feel about medical treatment .