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Biopsychosocial medicine : an integrated approach to understanding illness

Author: Peter White
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The biopsychosocial model is an approach to medicine which considers factors outside the biological process of illness when trying to understand health and disease. This text covers the concept & the utility of this approach, taking the examples of arthritis, cancer & diabetes to show how it is used in practice.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Biopsychosocial medicine.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)697275994
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter White
ISBN: 0198530331 9780198530336 019853034X 9780198530343
OCLC Number: 56834715
Description: xxiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The history of the biopsychosocial approach in medicine: before and after Engel / Edward Shorter --
The theoretical basis of the biopsychosocial model / Helge Malmgren --
Remediable or preventable social factors in the aetiology and prognosis of medical disorders / Michael Marmot --
Remediable or preventable psychological factors in the aetiology and prognosis of medical disorders / Andrew Steptoe --
The biopsychosocial approach: a note of caution / George Davey Smith --
Can neurobiology explain the relationship between stress and disease? / Stafford Lightman --
Fear and depression as remediable causes of disability in common medical conditions in primary care / Michael Von Korff --
How important is the biopsychosocial approach? Some examples from research / Jos Kleijnen --
Complementary and alternative medicine: shopping for health in post-modern times / Adrian Furnham --
A case of irritable bowel syndrome that illustrates the biopsychosocial model of illness / Doug Drossman --
Are the patient-centred and biopsychosocial approaches compatible? / Francis Creed --
What are the barriers to healthcare systems using a biopsychosocial approach, and how might they be overcome? / Kate Lorig --
Final discussion: how to overcome the barriers --
Beyond the biomedical to the biopsychosocial: integrated medicine / Peter White.
Responsibility: edited by Peter White.
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