Simon George TaukeniUniversity of Namibia, Namibia
Title: Acceleration of the biopsychosocial model in public health
First proposed and developed by George L Engel in 1977, biopsychosocial model has since been envisioned as the best alternative to biomedical model of many health care systems. Biopsychosocial model is a multi-disciplinary oriented that emphasizes the importance of understanding human public health in its full context. While, the biomedical model focuses on pathophysiology and other biological factors to disease, the biopsychosocial model focuses more on biological, psychological, social and environmental factors and their interactions in understanding public health and health care delivery. The model interrogates how these factors play an active role in relation to health and the development of a disease. Acceleration of the Biopsychosocial Model in Public Health is a book project that is anticipated to be published and released in 2023.The primary objective of this book is to accelerate the understanding and awareness of biopsychosocial model which mainly based on the interactions among biological, psychological, mental, emotional, social and environmental factors to improve public health and patients care. It thus important to stress that this book has a great potential to be used by clinicians, public health practitioners, allied health workers, researchers and students as a guide to devise; screening, assessment, treatment goals, prevention and intervention strategies of public health. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. As a speaker at 2nd International Conference on Neuroscience and Psychiatry, I will engage participants on the uses, importance and functions of biopsychosocial model for better health care. Further details are found at the following book’s website: https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5917
Simon George Taukeni is a Full Professor of Educational and Health Psychology working at the University of Namibia. He is also books editor and reviewer of a number of journals.