What does a reductionist viewpoint mean in the context of the biomedical model?
The biomedical model is considered to be a reductionist model.
1. Health professionals focus on investigating factors that promote physical, psychological and social health. B. Health is nothing more than the absence of disease. C. Disease can always be reduced to an underlying biological cause, such as a pathogen. D. A single psychological problem is sufficient to trigger disease. E. A reduction in the scale of medical procedures is desirable. For example, laparoscopic surgery is less invasive than an open procedure.