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Bie, G.H. van der, R. Ghelman, L. van den Heuvel, K. Luske and M. van Maaren. 2016. Endocrinology, from the series: Bolks' Companions: A methodological approach towards integrative understanding. Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 140 p.

Number of pages: 140

Type of document: Book

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Language of document: English

Title in English: Endocrinology, from the series: Bolks' Companions: A methodological approach towards integrative understanding

Abstract / summary in English:

How can we conceptualize seemingly random psychological and physical symptoms of endocrine disease in a holistic way? How can we understand signs and symptoms of disease including the anatomical and physiological changes in the involved organs in relation to the bio-psycho-social functioning of the individual?

In this Companion, the authors of Endocrinology - A methodological approach towards integrative understanding strive to elucidate the methodology of the 4-step approach, which they have long employed in their own medical practices. It is the authors’ hope that sharing this approach facilitates a deeper, more integrated understanding of common endocrine disease as well as offers tools for discovering the commonalities and coherence in seemingly unrelated bio-psycho-social phenomena. The ultimate goal of this exploration is to further individualize conventional medicine in the physician’s office.
 


Keywords in English: Endocrinology, integrative medicine
Endocrinology, from the series: Bolks' Companions