biomedical approach

biomedical approach,

n medical framework that considers illness to be caused by identifiable agents.
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In the words, echoed by the Health Professions Council of South Africa, of an external report: 'it would appear that much of the excellent theoretical input and emphasis on the biopsychosocial approach in a PHC context in the first 3 years [of the curriculum] is undermined by the traditional biomedical approach of the latter years'.
In a presentation at the Aged Care Association conference in Wellington last month, she said the biomedical approach to dementia symptoms, ie that they were direct consequences of neurological degradation, was too simplistic.
His integrative approach considers each child or teen's physical health history, biomedical approach to healing, social and family dynamics, lifestyle, academics, personal strengths and spiritual and emotional health in developing a personalized, integrative program for long-term wellness.
Women's reproductive health discussions used to be overshadowed by a biomedical approach that focused on avoiding illness more than on attaining a positive state of well-being.
Dutta argues that much of our health models in the past have had a focus on the biomedical approach to health communication.
Once we had a theoretical model for the biology of a well-functioning depressive response, it helped make sense of all the myriad differences between depressed and non-depressed subjects that the biomedical approach has painstakingly amassed," said Wager-Smith.
Corrigan, Watson, Byrne, and Davis (2005) rightly pointed out the dangers of an overly biomedical approach in attempts to eliminate mental illness stigma.
He views the biomedical approach as a safe, relatively cheap therapy, with low risk and potentially big benefits.
Through various case studies, the authors illustrate the failure of the top-down, biomedical approach to adequately research work-related health problems.
Any approach other than the biomedical approach was ridiculed and rejected, even when the biomedical approach failed to demonstrate effectiveness and began to hoard and consume resources beyond what could be considered to be necessary or even useful.
The emphasis in our current system is put on an individual's limitations, and the greater they are measured to be by our biomedical approach, the more the individual is "worth," and the more valid are their complaints (Hanson- Mayer, 1984).
Canada) attempt to broaden the narrow biomedical approach to women's reproductive health by integrating reproductive health with the social and cultural factors that affect health outcomes and the ways that women interpret their reproductive lives.

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