# 026 The Explanatory Model, 2nd ed


Medical College of Wisconsin (EPERC)


Introduction:  Have you ever had this experience – you are talking with a patient about some care option and you just cannot come to an agreement? It seems so obvious to you what needs to be done; how come he/she can’t see it? It just doesn’t make sense…. Yet, perhaps it does. People, especially those from different cultural backgrounds, often have very different ways of understanding illness, its consequences, and how best to treat it – a different explanatory model.


August 2005; 25.

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James Hallenbeck MD

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