Patients' substantialization of disease, the hybrid symptom and metaphysical care.

@article{Prvan2015PatientsSO,
  title={Patients' substantialization of disease, the hybrid symptom and metaphysical care.},
  author={Alexandra P{\^a}rvan},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={380-8}
}
In the context of current scholarship concerned with facilitating integration between the biomedical and the patient-centred models of care, the article suggests that disease brings about an ontological disruption in patients, which is not directly addressed in either model, and may interfere with treatment and therapy outcomes if not met with a type of care termed here as 'metaphysical'. The receipt of diagnosis and medical care can give patients the sense that they are ontologically… CONTINUE READING