Relevance of Health Behavior Research to Training and Practice in the Health Professions

An Overview
  • John G. Bruhn


Beginning in the middle of the 20th century, the health professions—particularly medicine—acquired vast new scientific and technological knowledge. This new body of information enabled these professions to become more effective in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. While the science of the health professions has advanced, however, the art of healing has been neglected (Miller et al., 1975). Practice in the health professions has been focused on treating, curing, and returning patients to their former conditions. It is necessary to resynthesize the art of healing with the scientific aspects of patient care and to reestablish a philosophy of practice that acknowledges patients to be more than their diseases.


Health Professional Medical Education Health Belief Model Health Behavior Change Academic Medicine 
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  • John G. Bruhn
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  1. 1.Pennsylvania State University at HarrisburgMiddletownUSA

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