What is the Biomedical model?
- The biomedical model is when illness is understood in terms of biological and physiological processes
- Treatment involves physical intervention (drugs, surgery)
Which 2 factors have led to huge advances in healthcare?
- Medical advances e.g. vaccines, new drugs and improvements in surgical techniques
- Social improvements e.g. better housing, sanitation and diet
Distinguish between the common illnesses and causes of death at the start and end of the 20th century
- Start of 20th century – TB, pneumonia, measles and diphtheria
- End of 20th century – Heart disease, cancer, stroke, respiratory disease
What is the biopsychosocial model of health?
The biopsychosocial model is a framework that states interactions between biological, psychological and social factors determine the cause, manifestation and outcome of wellness and disease
Identify 3 psychological factors in the biopsychosocial model
Identify 3 biological factors in the biopsychosocial model
Identify 3 social factors in the biopsychosocial model
- Social class
- Social support