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

Author: Engel GL
Conference/Journal: Science.
Date published: 1977 Apr 8
Other: Volume ID: 196 , Issue ID: 4286 , Pages: 129-36 , Word Count: 53

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.

PMID: 847460