social model of health

social model of health

A health philosophy espoused in the UK, which attributes illness in part to social and/or psychological phenomena. In this construct, some health conditions would respond to psychosocial changes or interventions—e.g., addressing poverty, social exclusion, talk therapy.
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A social model of health includes community consultation and participation and requires political will and the infrastructure to support proven methods of advanced nurse-led health services.
In this volume, the chapters hang together through the consistency of their focus upon the social model of health and a clear commitment to shifting students' perspectives away from the strongly behavioural approaches to health implicit in much public discourse and, indeed, in much health promotion scholarship and research.
The social model of health and disease still follows the sub-normative functioning of a person, but it differs from the medical model by questioning the exclusive focus on medical remedies of individuals.