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This textbook gives a clear and thought-provoking introduction to the critical issues related to health, illness and disability in clinical and health psychology. Challenging some of the preconceptions of ill-health of the biomedical approach, the book explores how health and illness is often shaped by factors such as culture, poverty, gender and sexuality, and examines how these influences impact on the experience and treatment of physical and mental illness as well as disability. Students are introduced to literature from disciplines other than psychology to provide multiple perspectives on these complex issues.
Chapter 2: Psychosocial and Critical Models of Health, Illness and Disability
Psychosocial and Critical Models of Health, Illness and Disability
How do you understand health? When you fall ill, to what do you attribute its cause? The medical model understands disease as caused by purely biological ...