biomedical model


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bi·o·med·i·cal mod·el

a conceptual model of illness that excludes psychological and social factors and includes only biologic factors in an attempt to understand a person's medical illness or disorder.

bi·o·med·i·cal mod·el

(bī'ō-med'i-kăl mod'ĕl)
A conceptual model of illness that excludes psychological and social factors.

bi·o·med·i·cal mod·el

(bī'ō-med'i-kăl mod'ĕl)
Concept of illness that excludes psychological and social factors and includes only biologic factors in an attempt to understand a person's medical illness or disorder.
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Advantages of integrative mental health care over the conventional biomedical model include:
She described the PA role as being "created by physicians for physicians", trained in the biomedical model to produce "mini mes"--almost, but not quite doctors.
In the early part of the book, medical writer Thompson traces the understanding and treatment of mental illness through the ages and defines the modern biomedical model and the scientific discoveries informing it.
Their popularity further attests to the apparent irrelevance of the biomedical model to the patient's self-perceived interests.
Though Toombs's book may not represent a paradigm shift--she is indeed part of a tradition of thinkers critical of the biomedical model (Eric Cassell, Arthur Kleinman, Edmund Pellegrino, and others)--she enlarges their project by getting specific about how to bridge the gap between the physician's and patient's conceptions of health and illness.
The biomedical model is challenged not only in respect to hands-on therapy, but also in broader roles such as physiotherapists as educators.
the aging population, alternative approaches to the biomedical model, funding, and managed care).
Managed health care is indicted for pressuring physicians into making hasty diagnoses, and even the Western biomedical model itself is not above blame for its reductionist "diseaseification" of everyday life.
The biomedical model has a long history of social control that is quite different from the social model of health that links health with the social, cultural, behavioural, and politico-economic factors that affect people's health (Germov, 2002).
When it works well, the biomedical model not only can be applied clinically, but also makes sense for the clinician coping with particular diseases.

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