Why is the concept of the placebo effect particularly important and relevant to the field of health psychology?

Why is the concept of the placebo effect particularly important and relevant to the field of health psychology?

Discussion 1

At the beginning of the video, “Placebo: Cracking the Code” it is asserted that the “placebo effect challenges the foundation of modern medicine.” Why is this the case? Why is the concept of the placebo effect particularly important and relevant to the field of health psychology? Finally, what ethical issues are involved with the use of the placebo as a pain control treatment in research and in actual clinical treatment? In effect, is a doctor who prescribes a sugar pill (even if it works) to lessen symptoms harming a patient? What do you think of the use of the placebo?

Discussion 2

6-2 Short Paper: Coping with Terminal Illness

Task: Submit to complete this assignment   Please watch the PBS Frontline production entitled “Facing Death.” Then, in a short paper, discuss some of the issues involved in the end-of-life decision making that were portrayed within this video from the perspective of the terminally ill patients, their loved ones, and/or their caregivers. If you are able to, please describe how Kübler-Ross’s stages of grief were demonstrated within the various scenarios of the video.

Discussion 3

Part 1: 

For your Unit 5 Assignment, you will choose an issue or trend in early childhood. Discuss the issue or trend you have chosen for your Assignment and using the Library, locate a resource on this issue or trend and share in APA format.

Part 2: 

It is important for early childhood professionals to behave in a professional and ethical manner each day. The National Association for the Education of Young Children has composed the following Code that you will use for your Unit 5 Assignment and this discussion.

NAEYC. (2005, April). Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/PSETH05.pdf

Using the issue or trend that you have chosen for your Unit 5 Assignment, use the “Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment” to discuss how professional ethics can affect this issue or trend and how.

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