Name: Temeca Daniels
Course: Health Psychology
Date: Sunday April, 21, 2013
Instructor: Julie Carpenter
The biomedical and biopsychosocial models are both models that have been proven to contribute to health issues for years now. The biomedical model is more of the traditional model that focuses totally on being absence of a disease to be healthy. It focuses more on the aspect of the biological process and how certain diseases are caused by pathogens. Within the biomedical model is how drugs and other technologies play are a part in ridden those pathogens and finding cures for the diseases. The biopsychosocial model also approaches health biologically as the biomedical model does, but this model focuses on the psychological and social attributes to health. This model believes that good health is more than just being free of diseases it concentrates on other areas of life that contribute to health situations.
The biomedical model dealt with mostly infectious diseases like influenza, pneumonia, and tuberculosis, they were considered the top causes of death. These diseases were caused from things like bad drinking water, and things that happened involuntary. Even though this model have been replaced with the new one we have to still take into consideration that research from it help to pave the way for the new model. Because this model studied how to rid the body of the diseases with certain medications is still affective in cases today. The biomedical model helped in to put control over infectious diseases, which was great until chronic disease become the causes of death in the 20th century.
Some of these types of diseases were considered voluntary oriented ones. Meaning the causes were the effect of the person psychological, and social being. This caused for a new approach to health because just being absence of the disease would not solve the situation alone. As stated in (Brannon and Feist, 2010) those type of...