If you have a multi-symptom, hard-to-diagnose or treat illness such as lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, or multiple chemical sensitivities, please consider participating in an interview-based research study. Dr. Suzanne Morrissey, professor and medical anthropologist at Whitman College, would like to interview you about your experiences using naturopathic medicine for your illness(es). Interviews last 1 to 1½ hours and are conducted at a place of your choosing for comfort and privacy. Please call her at 509-301-0229 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another option is to participate in a Portland-area focus group either this week or early next week~ they will only be in town for these interviews for a few more days. Remember that the focus is on using naturopathic treatments that you may have included within your regular conventional treatment, such as acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I am coordinating the local focus group for them, so please call me at 503-616-4856 or email me at email@example.com to register asap.
This is a wonderful opportunity to help bring awareness to our medical community that thinking outside the box offers more options for us in taking care of ourselves.
******Update: We have scheduled a date and time for this focus group~ Thursday, July 7th at Beaverton Library. The time frame is from 1-3pm, but there is opportunity to still be interviewed until July 9th. Refreshments and a Starbucks gifit card will be offered for focus group participants. We have a couple of spots left~it’s simply you telling the researchers about your use of naturopathic treatments and what part they’ve played in your wellness.