biomedical approach

biomedical approach,

n medical framework that considers illness to be caused by identifiable agents.
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Models of care are hindered by a lack of nursing input into design and decision-making, a conservative culture, biomedical approach and are led by the underlying business model.
A biomedical approach with an emphasis on the importance of good nutrition, decent housing, and human welfare will be necessary if the disease is to be brought to heel," he noted.
But since the doctor used only a biomedical approach, she missed other "nonverbal" signs.
Integrating a biomedical approach with an emphasis on the importance of good nutrition, decent housing, and human welfare will be necessary if the disease is to be brought to heel.
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'.
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.
The 1980s saw a revolution in psychiatric science, and it brought enormous excitement about what the new biomedical approach to serious psychiatric illness could offer to patients like Susan.
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.
Regarding scientific knowledge, the number of research groups in Colombia has increased from 70 to 500 in less than 10 years and has diversified its research profile, passing from a basic biomedical approach to infectious diseases to the predominance of clinical research into non-transmissible diseases.
Corrigan, Watson, Byrne, and Davis (2005) rightly pointed out the dangers of an overly biomedical approach in attempts to eliminate mental illness stigma.

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