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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The discipline of family medicine has evolved to fulfil a need for patient-centred care based on a more holistic biopsychosocial model rather than a disease-based biomedical model.
The biomedical model leaves the patient in a hopeless situation--forced to choose between the false alternative of orthodox Western medicine, one or other form of non-Western or complementary medicine--or some admixture of the two.
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Due to capitalism and tradition, individuals have accepted the biomedical model for understanding the body, illness, and treatment of illness.

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