Postmodernism and clinical practice: a critical analysis of the disease model
The disease model attempts to explain a variety of phenomena ranging from mental illness to criminal behavior. This approach is grounded in the Western philosophical tradition of dualism. The limitations of the disease model are analyzed through a postmodern perspective. Socially sensitive strategies for clinical intervention are offered.
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Pardeck, John T., and John W. Murphy. "Postmodernism and clinical practice: a critical analysis of the disease model." Psychological reports 72, no. 3_suppl (1993): 1187-1194.