The Emerging Role of Naturopathic Medical Care in Health Promotion and Aging

Authors

  • Erika Buckley-Strobel

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54434/candj.74

Abstract

The numbers of seniors as a proportion of the Canadian population has never been higher. This has created strain on provincial health care budgets across Canada, as rates of patients with chronic diseases and complex needs continues to rise. Given these challenges, the need for a collaborative and health-promotion focused model for seniors' health care has never been more urgent. There is a strong argument to be made that naturopathic doctors (NDs) are ideally suited to fill this gap, because of their unique training and philosophies of care, and should be funded in a community health model. The benefits of this solution are: for ND clinicians, greatly expanded practice opportunities; for communities, that seniors will increasingly be able to age in place successfully; and for government, that cost savings will accrue to provincial health budgets from decreased chronic disease burden and demands for hospital and long-term based care.

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Published

2021-01-28

How to Cite

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Buckley-Strobel E. The Emerging Role of Naturopathic Medical Care in Health Promotion and Aging. CANDJ [Internet]. 2021 Jan. 28 [cited 2022 Aug. 17];27(3):11-3. Available from: https://candjournal.ca/index.php/candj/article/view/74

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Practice