Incorporating the family into medical care

Can Fam Physician. 1988 Jan;34:87-93.

Abstract

The biomedical model provides an incomplete conceptual framework for the practice of family medicine. Whole-person medicine-the biopsychosocial model-and the integration of the family into medical care help to extend the conceptual framework of the family physician in a clinically useful way. This paper outlines methods of incorporating the family into medical care.