The biomedical model of health is the most dominant in the western world and focuses on health purely in terms of biological factors. Contained within the biomedical model of health is a medical model of disability. In a similar vein, this focuses on disability purely in terms of the impairment that it gives the individual.
Students can read through the following article on the biomedical model before creating a poster which represents the model via a series of relevant images:
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Discussions after reading this material can consider how this leads a patient to potentially be rather passive in taking responsibility for their own healthcare and how this could be overcome. They can then consider whether the biomedical model of health addresses the definition of health provided by the WHO above.
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