The Need for a New Medical Model : A Challenge for Biomedicine

George L. Engel, Science, New Series, Vol. 196, No. 4286 (Apr. 8, 1997), pp. 129-136. 


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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