Applying the Attrition Model to the Medical System: A Critique of the Current Resistance by the Naturopathic Profession in Canada to the Dominant Paradigm

Authors

  • Leslie Solomonian Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Bethany Osborne Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; currently Program Coordinator and Professor, Bachelor of Social and Community Development, Sheridan College, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54434/candj.139

Keywords:

Integrative medicine, social and ecological determinants of health

Abstract

The premise and attrition model of resistance proposed by some in the anti-psychiatry movement are relevant to all subspecialties of medicine. Themes of monopolization, capitalization and marginalization harmfully affect the delivery of health care across all domains and minimize systemic and structural contributors to health and disease. Naturopathic medicine offers promise to effectively support individuals and communities in navigating modern obstacles to good health but may, in practice, be ina vertently reinforcing the dominant paradigm. The attrition model offers guidance for a steady, strategic resistance instead.

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Published

2023-09-28

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Solomonian L, Osborne B. Applying the Attrition Model to the Medical System: A Critique of the Current Resistance by the Naturopathic Profession in Canada to the Dominant Paradigm. CANDJ [Internet]. 2023 Sep. 28 [cited 2024 Jun. 24];30(3):17-22. Available from: https://candjournal.ca/index.php/candj/article/view/139

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