Using a biopsychosocial approach means – we need to understand the impact of contextual effects

Contextual effects are everything that happens around a treatment that could influence its impact. They could also be called non-specific effects, because their impact isn't specific to the treatment nor…

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Using a biopsychosocial approach means – we need to take into account so many factors we may not be able to identify causation

We've been taught that to provide the 'best care' we're suppose to diagnose the patient with a condition and then identify and treat the cause. Yet to this date we've…

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Using a biopsychosocial approach means – recognising that biological, psychological and social factor can’t be seperated

When people first come across the biopsychosocial approach to care they often think of each component as its own silo. That there are seperate biological, psychological and social factors. However…

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Using a biopsychosocial approach means – understanding that factors such as fear and anxiety aren’t pathologies

We've been taught that our treatment plans are designed to address pathology. Therefore when we introduce the idea of modifying them to incorporate psychosocial factors, it makes sense to assume…

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