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

Science. 1977 Apr 8;196(4286):129-36. doi: 10.1126/science.847460.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Disease
  • Grief
  • Medicine*
  • Models, Biological*
  • Philosophy, Medical*
  • Psychiatry*
  • Sociology