These models of health explain the different ways in which one view health.
This determines when and if we see a healthcare provider, and what type of provider we see.
- For the clinical model:
- This person does see a doctor regularly, infact only when there are symptoms and signs of something not right. My purpose for seeing the doctor is to go and let him fix me and I'll be back the next time I feel ill.
For this model, there is not much if any preventative care and education only when the patient comes in to the office. This person will view the nurse as inconsequential because she is not the healer.
Think Melvin when you think of this model.
- For the Role Performance model:
- Under this model you will see a medical professional when you are unable to perform a task related to your role.
Under this role, you an be excused from your task in your role.
This person will see a doctor because they want to be excused, because they have to see the medical professional in order to return to their work role, etc.
You would not go to this doctor for education or for preventative care. The purpose of this profession is to get you well so that you can return to your role.