Caring for Patients: A Critique of the Medical Model

Caring for Patients: A Critique of the Medical Model

by Allen Barbour


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"See your patient as a person, not a disease." This is the essential message of an experienced and compassionate physician who questions the prevailing medical model of patient care - that every illness has a physical cause that can be identified and treated medically - and who argues for the necessity of taking the psychological and social circumstances of the patient into account in the process of diagnosis and treatment.

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ISBN-13: 9780804731539
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 12/01/1997
Series: Critique of the Medical Model
Edition description: 1
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

The late Allen Barbour, M.D., was Professor of Clinical Medicine at Stanford University. He served as Chief of the Stanford Diagnostic Clinic at the Stanford Medical School from 1971 until his retirement in 1981. During his tenure, he received six awards for outstanding clinical teaching.

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