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    Exercise 1.1 Health Models a) Define what is meant by (i) the biomedical and (ii) the biopsychosocial model. The term biomedical model refers to a particular viewpoint (model) that proposes disease and illness to be the body’s response to solely biological factors. For example that disease is caused by injury or chemical imbalances, thus it excludes social and psychological reasons for disease. (Sarafino & Smith, 2014). The term biopsychosocial model states that there are three key aspects that interplay with each other affecting an individual’s health rather than just one individual aspect (MASIAK, 2013). The aspects are biological, social (family cultural influences) and psychological (emotional, cognition, & motivation) influences…

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    The information provide by my client for this assessment of being diagnosed with Kidney Disease is viewed by using the Biopsychosocial Model. The biopsychosocial model consists of the biological, psychological, and social factors of an individual. In this case, the focus of the biopsychosocial model is my client, Richard and his health condition: Kidney Disease. The biological factors are based on Richard’s Kidney Disease, and the symptoms he experience. At first, when Richard was young, he was…

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    The differences between the biomedical and biopsychosocial models can be observed by the way they approach the patients. Biomedical model is “based on the premise that ill health is a physical phenomenon that can be explained, identified, and treated through physical means.” (13), this model is more linear in a way that it only isolate the main variables through scientific method to find what caused the illness. On the other hand, the Biopsychosocial model does not only look into the biological…

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    Proceeding our online conference and hearing the discussions about whether addiction is a disease or not I had developed an assumption that the most explanatory model would be the disease model which contradicted my personal view. However upon completing the assigned reading and unit notes that assumption had disappeared and the belief that the blended or biopsychosocial model was the most explanatory model worldwide. Addictions are very complex and experienced differently among people. The…

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    To begin, many people believe that this disorder is not legitimate compared to say, that of a schizotypal personality disorder. This is because some believe there is not strong enough evidence to support what really qualifies as “borderline”. Drawing from the biopsychosocial model (used in psychology often); there are three main factors that could influence a person to develop or inherit BPD. Two components within the biopsychosocial model are social/environmental and psychological. Starting…

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    Historically literature based around alcohol abuse was informed as a male disorder; as such treatment for addiction was tailored towards men’s recovery (Walde, Urgenson, Weltz & Hanna, 2002). Dealing with mother’s considered high risk then becomes a topic to consider when incorporating treatment specific for women; therefore, considering what barriers are faced when accessing treatment or medical resources. The biopsychosocial model would reflect on the biological differences between gender and…

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    recurrent, there is a long period of fear of an additional panic attack afterwards or the individual avoids doing activities that cause normal changes in the body which make them believe they will have another panic attack (such as becoming anxious to climb stairs as it causes an increase in heart rate) where panic disorder may be considered. Symptoms of panic attacks include a sense of overwhelming panic, increased heart rate, difficulty breathing, sweating and trembling/shaking. Panic disorder…

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    Through my studies of BH 1002 module in UCC I have observed many concepts that I believe will undoubtedly be pivotal to my role as a doctor in the future. Three concepts that I am certain will play a vital role in this are the Biopsychosocial model, an insight as to how we can mitigate medical errors and medical ethics in our everyday lives as medical physicians. The biopsychosocial model shows that it is not only biological, but also psychological, and social factors are involved in the causes…

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    The biopsychosocial and the biomedical are different but both models do contain some similarities in terms of treatment process. Biopsychosocial is the combination of the biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to the health and the well-being of individuals. This approach to health is seen in non-Western cultures. Where the biomedical seen in Western cultures, has more of a focus towards more of the physical and biological approach to health. In Western cultures it is seen…

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    contributions to the biomedical model dating as far back as 450 B.C with the ancient Greek Hippocratic collection, which are the documented teachings and medical works associated with the physician Hippocrates. These teachings influenced western medicine for over a millennium (Marcum, 2008). The biomedical model predominantly focuses on identifying the biological causation of illness or disease that is causing involuntary physical changes within the body such as bacteria or viruses and…

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