Evaluate the Bio-medical and Socio-medical models of health

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Evaluate the Bio-medical and Socio-medical models of health

The strengths of the biomedical model are that is looks at the individual’s health and illness, while concentrating on the individual and their ill-health. It looks at treating the illness or disease by attempting to use medical knowledge. The theory also suggests that all illnesses and disease can be treated by using medical intervention as the human body is seen as dividable and complex parts which if there is a problem can be amended.

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For example, if a patient with asthma went to the doctor, the doctor would prescribe medication that will make them better.

However, the weaknesses of the bio-medical model are that it fails to include the social and environmental factors associated with ill-health which does not prevent the illness or disease from re-occurring. It also uses medical technology-centered equipment which can be cost-effective.

I think that using the bio-medical model for health is useful as it looks at the physical aspects of illness and disease. It is also effective at diagnosing and treating most of the diseases. However for example, ...

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