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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Based on these two models and adding the Social Model of Health of Dahlgren and Whitehead, I elaborated a health care model to chronic conditions for SUS.
Based on the "Social Model of Health", An Introduction to Community and Vrimary Hedih Care explores how social and environmental factors impact upon healthcare in Australian communities.
It is a role that requires strength of character and commitment to advanced nursing practice, community advocacy and to developing a social model of health. This model includes the social, cultural and economic context of a community.
The framework for the text as a whole is 'the social model of health', and the volume of papers is organised around three central themes that Germov asserts underpin this model: the social production and distribution of health and illness, the social construction of health and illness, and the social organization of health care.
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.
The evaluation describes the environmental approach taken by George as bringing about change for the 35 existing residents and those of the future and "is a fine example of using a social model of health".