The need for a new medical model: a challenge for biomedicine

Science  08 Apr 1977:
Vol. 196, Issue 4286, pp. 129-136
DOI: 10.1126/science.847460


The dominant model of disease today is biomedical, and it leaves no room within tis framework for the social, psychological, and behavioral dimensions of illness. A biopsychosocial model is proposed that provides a blueprint for research, a framework for teaching, and a design for action in the real world of health care.

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