Overview

holistic


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(hoh-list-ik)

describing an approach to patient care in which the physiological, psychological, and social factors of the patient's condition are taken into account, rather than just the diagnosed disease. The term is applied to a range of orthodox and complementary methods of treatment. See also complementary medicine.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.