Resistance to physician use of the biopsychosocial model

Bernard D. Beitman, Penny Williamson, Harvey Featherstone, Wayne Katon

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Although many primary care physicians support the biopsychosocial model of health care in principle, many do not use it. Seventeen common beliefs which operate as specific resistances were uncovered. Awareness of these beliefs may help liaison psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in primary care settings to increase physician use of the biopsychosocial approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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