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The Good Treatment: a biopsychosocioethical proposition

Gaab, Jens and Annoni, Marco and Blease, Charlotte and Gerger, Heike and Locher, Cosima. (2020) The Good Treatment: a biopsychosocioethical proposition. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 8 (2). pp. 201-206.

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Abstract

While there is undisputedly a great need to establish, maintain, evaluate, provide and disseminate good treatments, the consensus as to what constitutes a good treatment is far less established. Here, we deconstruct the phrase into its components, seeking to describe definitory elements of both what is to be considered a treatment and how this could be good. Thereby, we identify deliberateness in the context of an adequately empathic and humane relationship as being at the core of a good treatment. Thus, care becomes treatment when provided deliberately and treatment becomes good, when provided deliberately with care. Since this understanding encompasses biological, psychological and social treatment constituents in the context of ethical considerations, we propose a 'biopsychosocioethical' model for treatment as a conceptual frame, which is centred on a shared understanding of what should be achieved by the treatment and how this is achieved.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Neurowissenschaften > Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie (Gaab)
UniBasel Contributors:Gaab, Jens and Locher, Cosima
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
ISSN:2052-5656
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:25 Oct 2021 13:04
Deposited On:25 Oct 2021 13:02

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