A biopsychosocial view of human health. An effective approach to nursing care must encompass all factors that act, either singly or in combination, on human health

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Abstract

A biopsychosocial perspective fits the human health response/care model of nursing and has the potential for creating useful basic knowledge for generating both descriptive and prescriptive theories from a nursing perspective. The benefits of such an approach include more comprehensive, individualized assessment and diagnostic potential, expanded correlate patterns to predict health vulnerability and risk, expanded therapeutic options and greater potential for targeting therapy and individualizing prescriptions - all of which would improve the professional practice of nursing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-191
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Outlook
Volume33
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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