Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis
The science of medicine is changing at an incredible rate. New treatments, technologies, and biologically-based discoveries seem to occur almost daily. In fact, the health care business has evolved into the largest service industry in the United States, grossing more than $1 trillion annually (Taylor, 2003). Despite the obvious attention paid to health-related issues in this country, is our health care system actually providing American citizens with the most efficient and effective care treatments possible? Do current medical practices have the best interests of the American public in mind, or are outdated philosophies being used to treat illnesses and diseases that are exceptionally diverse from those previously encountered? This paper serves to examine the current status of the American healthcare system by exploring a recently proposed model for medical reform, the biopsychosocial model.
Date of Award
Department of Biology
Presidential Scholar Designation
A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar
1 PDF file (55 pages)
©2004 - Abby M. Luensmann
Luensmann, Abby M., "The biopsychosocial model of medicine: Implications for the future of healthcare" (2004). Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006). 106.