Is medicine flat? Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Patient Participation
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Physician-Patient Relations

abstract

  • The biomedical model, attempting to explain health and disease in terms of the physical sciences, tends to eliminate or ignore other aspects of sickness phenomena. Medicine and medical education have sought to assert the importance of the patients subjectivity, including psychological makeup, social context, illness framework, beliefs, culture, and other forces. These offer an added dimension to the flat biomedical surface. The metaphor of flatness and dimensionality may help to conceptualize the role of patient experience in clinical care and in medical education.

publication date

  • December 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1207/s15328015tlm1901_11

PubMed ID

  • 17331001

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 61

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 19

number

  • 1