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Prof Derek Bolton on the the Biopsychosocial Model (Colloquium 4)

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Colloquium 4: Applications of the updated BPSM: (II) Theorising biomedically hard to reach conditions

As set up here (as by Engel) biopsychosocial medicine would help itself to biomedicine – but add some – psychosocial factors – into the mix. Biomedicine manages some conditions at some stages very well by itself. But there is a long list of high service demand conditions/stages/complaints for which this is probably not the case. Examples were referred to in the first lecture, and include aetiology of many conditions – as last week. Also includes management of LTCs. Also includes pain and distress and activity limitations that have no biomedically detectable cause and which have – as is increasingly realised – central nervous system involvement. The updated BPSM would link biomedical science (biology below the neck) with neuroscience (biopsychology above the neck) – interacting with social task demands and resources.

This is event is the fourth in a series of four Sowerby Philosophy and Medicine colloquia with Prof Derek Bolton of King's College London.

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