Psychosocial Influences on Health

Syed M. Ahmed, Jeanne P. Lemkau, and Paul J. Hershberger

Chapter contents

Conceptual Models

25

Interventions Using Psychosocial Data

29

The Biopsychosocial Model

25

Important Times for Psychosocial Interventions

30

The Systems Approach

27

Evidence-Based Practice

30

The Stress and Coping Model

27

The Patient-Centered Medical Home and Psychosocial Issues

31

The Life Span Perspective

28

Conclusion

31

The Ethnomedical Cultural Model

28

Integration of Psychosocial Issues in Clinical Practice

Collection of Psychosocial Data

29

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