The Biomedical Model

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The Biomedical Model
7. "It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has".
Introduction
The biomedical model is very well known for its focus on disease, diseased parts and organs, and on disease processes as opposed to the patient. The patient is actually secondary in the model. Nurses continually criticize the biomedical model and many doctors also are frustrated by the severe restrictions imposed by the obsession with disease. Lee (2008) maintains that there are many situations with patients where the biomedical model is useless. Concern only with the disease a patient might have has implications not only for the care an individual patient receives but also for how disease...
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