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The Old Age Challenge to the Biomedical Model
Paradigm Strain and Health Policy




ISBN 9780895031655
Published June 15, 1995 by Routledge
170 Pages

 
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Central to this book is the idea that the United States is in the midst of a health care crisis, one that will be exacerbated as the population continues to age. Longino and Murphy trace the philosophical and technological development of the biomedical model and show its inadequacy to deal with the massive chronic disease demand of the present and the future. They argue that the delivery of health care will meet and survive the old age challenge only if the medical system is thoroughly democratized. A more inclusive system must be devised that encourages a more reasonable allocation of resources, gives more attention to prevention, adopts a wider range of non-medical interventions, and invites citizens to become more involved in their own health care and the planning of services.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction

CHAPTER 2 The Shift from Speculation to Science

CHAPTER 3 Major Components of the Biomedical Model

CHAPTER 4 The Rise of Scientific Medicine

CHAPTER 5 Aging and Paradigm Strain

CHAPTER 6 The Emerging Paradigm

CHAPTER 7 The New Paradigm and Public Policy

CHAPTER 8 Conclusion

Index

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Charles F Longino (Author)