To do otherwise, to cast the biomedical model
as a failure, undermines the credibility to a call to systemic thinking by confusing it with our oppositional stance to entrenched traditional medicine.
The interdisciplinary team is shifting from the biomedical model
of curing towards an holistic model of care.
In contrast to the biomedical model
that views women's health in pathological terms and as synonymous with reproductive health, Schuiling (Northern Michigan U.
The `old' paradigm must be demonstrated to be inadequate to explain and predict outcomes, and the `new' paradigm must be demonstrated to be superior." It is not our position that all of medical science should reject the biomedical model
, but that Family Medicine should recognize that it could never be sufficient to address the problems, goals, and challenges that are a daily part of our discipline.
The thesis of this chapter is that current primary care practice continues to be limited by the dominance of the biomedical model
, with the concomitant devaluing of psychosocial approaches and skills.
As opposed to traditionalist concepts of research, based on the biomedical model
and the post-positivist paradigm, qualitative research translates a meaning and interpretation to the findings that ensure enhanced development of citizens, inserted in their social space, and conceptualizes the real world with a greater susceptibility for transformation.
Suffering and disease are understood differently and can be explored via means that would be considered unconscionable under the biomedical model
. Here, there is no disease per sc.
Some participants even reported that adopting a biomedical model
could hinder the search for treatment and discourage possible attempts to quit smoking (Morphett et al., 2017).
Obstacles included the dominance of the biomedical model
, with its overdependence on medication, and the "biased" use of evidence, which was contaminating knowledge on mental health.
In this issue of The Journal, readers are offered insights into the healthcare- delivery systems of other countries, and, through comparative analyses, can begin to correlate positive health outcomes to the fundamental healthcare delivery model that has been adopted by those countries to the biomedical model
currently existing in the United States.
Actions belonging to the biomedical model
have been receiving more attention.
Although TWM and TCM have a lot in common in ancient times, TWM has been almost entirely replaced by the modern biomedical model
in the West.