You will examine mind and body together by completing a 2 part Final Project. In the first part of the project (paper), you will combine your assignments from Unit 3, 5, and 7 Assignments to create a coherent, comprehensive self-health and wellness assessment. The Final Project paper should be 6 to 10 pages and address the following items:
•Discuss evidence for mind-body connections, as described in PNI research and your course readings.
•Based primarily on your first three Assignments, create a detailed assessment of your own health and wellness from all of the different viewpoints presented in the course. Following from your assessment, craft a comprehensive health and wellness prescription in which you discuss the following: effective strategies you are already using to maximize your health and wellness, recommendations for changes you should make, your plan to enact these changes. Include supporting research to justify your comments. This item should comprise the majority of the paper. Be sure to address any constructive comments your instructor provided in the grading feedback to your prior course assignments.
•How can psychology, physiology, and complementary and alternative approaches be used together to achieve maximum health and wellness?
•After taking this class, do you see health and wellness differently than you did before the class? If so, in what way?
The Final Project paper should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.
Your paper should also be 6 to 10 pages in length (please use Times New Roman, 12 point). Include appropriate references and follow the guidelines of APA formatting.
For APA guidelines, refer to the following sections in the Kaplan Writing Center:
•An Introduction to APA Citation
•Sample APA Citations
•APA Manuscript Style
In the second part of the Final Project (presentation), you will create a presentation that proposes a method for assessing health and wellness that brings together all three subject areas discussed in the class, specifically emotional health, physical fitness, and the role of CAM in supporting health, with the goal of looking at mind and body together. This proposal should be presentable to peers in your own field of study. The presentation can be created using PowerPoint (or similar presentation program).
Your presentation should consist of 8 to 10 slides. Consider your audience as peers in your field responsible for assessing a patient’s health and wellness. Your goal is to teach your audience how to look at health and wellness from a multi-perspective approach. Please address the following points in your presentation:
1. How can a practitioner consider psychological, physiological, and complementary / alternative views when assessing health and wellness?
2. What are some integrative ways of looking at health and wellness from the multiple perspectives presented in the class? How is this more effective than viewing health and wellness from just one single angle?
3. Create a suggested program for evaluating a new patient from an integrative approach that incorporates both body and mind, based on what you have learned in this class. Teach your audience how to use this approach to view patients’ health and wellness.
4. Include a reference slide in APA format.