Applying Biopsychosocial Science to Improve Patient Quality of Care

NURS6341 Discussion Response #2: Applying Biopsychosocial Science to Improve Patient Quality of Care
 
Respond to the discussion #2 below using the following approach:

  1. Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information, evidence, or research.
  2. Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
  3. Validate an idea with your own experience and additional research.

 
According to Engel (2012), the “BPS [Biopsychosocial] model is an interdisciplinary model that assumes that health and wellness are caused by a complex interaction of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors” (para. 1).  Psychological factors of health include issues with self control or emotions while social factors include socioeconomic status, culture, and poverty, and biological components of health include pathogens that cause illness (Engel, 2012).   Healthcare providers must consider all three components of health when caring for their patients in order to provide high quality care.  Throughout this discussion, biopsychosocial strategies to improve the quality of care for patients, the family, and the community will be discussed.

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