Complementary and Alternative Medicine

As you do your research about CAM, it is vital to establish what information is credible and reliable. By the time you complete this assignment you should have made some decisions about the credibility and reliability of information related to CAM.

Create an 8- to 10-slide presentation (Microsoft® PowerPoint®, Prezi, etc.) that provides guidance for assessing credibility and reliability of an online source about CAM information. Ensure you:

  • Describe how a consumer’s attitudes and beliefs about CAM could affect the assessment of reliability and credibility of source information about CAM.
  • Create five objective criteria to evaluate the credibility and reliability of a source of information on CAM. Discuss how you arrived at each criterion and how it can help assess reliability of source information.
  • Select a CAM therapy or modality different from the one you selected in Week 1, and do research for information about this therapy or modality.
  • Using the five objective criteria you created above, provide a review on one of the websites you found in your search and evaluate the reliability and credibility of the information it presents on CAM. Ensure you:
  • Explain how the website met or did not meet each of the criterion you created.
  • Describe steps the website could take to increase its credibility, if necessary.
  • Include detailed speaker notes and reference citations formatted according to APA guidelines.

Requirements: 8-10 slides

Answer preview

  • Attitude is a personal way of feeling and thinking towards something.
  • Attitude involves one’s outlook and mindset and this influences one’s actions and thoughts.
  • Attitude can positively or negatively influence the credibility of the source information regarding CAM.
  • The initial attitudes towards anything including a source of information has a powerful impact and influence in determining its credibility and reliability.
  • Negative or positive attitudes towards a source can be changed based on different factors such as experience, studying the sources and receiving additional information regarding the source.

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine