Clinical report

Scand J Work Environ Health 1997;23 suppl 3:91-96    pdf

Clinical concepts and dilemmas between disease and averse life events

by Getz L

A visual model of general practice as a field of medicine is presented. Definitions of terminology and concepts to be used are discussed. By the application of this terminology a model of health, including the concept of disability, is constructed. This model is used to define and describe dilemmas occurring in daily work. Such dilemmas are frequent and their nature needs to be explored. They present an area in which psychosomatic medicine could meet with general practice, and vice versa.