As both a Pagan and cultural anthropologist, I felt it was vitally important that we help policy-makers and service providers understand our needs and beliefs. This will help us to meet the health care needs of our community and build public understanding of our religious and spiritual traditions. I designed the Pagan Health Survey to help people better understand us and our views on health. The results will be combined with what I have gained by being within the Pagan community and sitting in on healing panel discussions, workshops, and so forth, as well as interviews with Pagan clergy and health care practitioners.
And here are mine:
- It allows your opinions to be heard by policy-makers.
- Policy is informed by research.
- We want more alternative healthcare options.
- Why not?
- It takes about five minutes.
- They survey doesn’t ask for any identifying information (not even your email address).
Please take the survey here. The last question is open-ended, allowing you to submit your thoughts in a cohesive manner. Please save that answer and post it blow in the comments section. I’ll refrain from posting mine for now so as not to bias you. I’ll post it later on next week.
What do you do to prevent health problems and treat them when they arise? When it comes to your health, do you think science is in conflict with spiritual treatment? Do you think they are separate? Have you had bad (or good) experiences with MDs or spiritual healers? If you are Atheist, what do you think of spiritual healing and prayer and have you ever tried it? If you are a polytheist, in what cases would you employ western medicine? Please comment below!
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