New Concepts in the Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Disease

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IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL

Gower Street

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IAS Identities & Voices Seminar

Join us at the Institute of Advanced Studies for a seminar in philosophy and medicine.

Speakers:

  • Professor Derek Bolton (Philosophy & Psychopathology, King's College London)
  • Associate Professor Maël Lemoine (Philosophy of Biology & Medical Science, Université de Tours)

The biopsychosocial model, introduced by Engel in 1977, is a holistic conception of physical and mental health. It endeavours to understand and to explain illness in terms of three interacting levels: biological, psychological and social. It has had, and continues to have, significant impact on the theory and practice of health-care. Several decades after its introduction, some of the basic assumptions of the model are being questioned. In this seminar, two philosophers of medicine and psychiatry will discuss new concepts in the biopsychosocial model, and appraise its relevance for healthcare today.

For more information (including abstracts) contact Dr Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception. All welcome.

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IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL

Gower Street

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WC1E 6BT

United Kingdom

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