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holistic approach

Alternative medicine
A term referring to a healthcare philosophy in which the entire patient is evaluated and treated.

Medspeak-UK
Describing an approach to patient care in the UK in which the physical, mental and social factors in the patient's condition, rather than just the diagnosed disease, are taken into account.

holistic approach

A term used in alternative health for a philosophical approach to health care, in which the entire Pt is evaluated and treated. See Alternative medicine, Holistic medicine.
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