The Disease-Illness Model

 

 

 

Patient presents problem

 

 

Gathering information

 

 

Parallel search of two frameworks

 

 

 

††† Disease framework††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Illness framework

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††† Symptoms††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ideas

†††† Signs†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Concerns

†††† Investigations††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Expectations†††††

†††† Underlying pathology††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Feelings and thoughts

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Effects on life

 

 

†††† Differential diagnosis ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Understanding the patientís

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† unique experience of illness

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Integration of the two frameworks

 

Collaborative explanation and planning:

shared understanding and decision making