Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

Awards/Availabilty

Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis

First Advisor

Francisco Barrios

Abstract

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 Do current medical practices have the best interests of the American public in mind, or are outdated philosophies being used to treat illnesses and diseases that are exceptionally diverse from those previously encountered?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

2004

Department

Department of Biology

Presidential Scholar Designation

A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar

Comments

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Date Original

2004

Object Description

1 PDF file (55 pages)

Date Digital

3-29-2018

Copyright

©2004 - Abby M. Luensmann

Type

document

Language

EN

File Format

application_pdf

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