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Occupational Risks of Health Professionals in Turkey as an Emerging Economy

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Nilgun Ulutasdemir ,

Zirve University Faculty of Health Sciences, Gaziantep, Turkey nilgun.ulutasdemir@zirve.edu.tr
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PhD
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Metin Cirpan,

Expert OHS, Osmaniye, Turkey
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Ebru Ozturk,

Hacettepe University Faculty of Nursing, Ankara, Turkey
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Copur MSc
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Ferdi Tanir

Cukurova University School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey
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MD, PhD
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Abstract

Background

Health services are one of the work areas that contain important risks in terms of the occupational health and safety of the laborer. Professionals in various areas of health services encounter biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic, and psychosocial risks, particularly in hospitals.

Objectives

This study has been performed to evaluate the impacts of the occupational risks on health of health professionals in Turkey.

Findings

In Turkey, as an emerging economy, the history of studies on health professionals is not longstanding. There have been various regulations intended for the occupational health and safety of health professionals in line with the Regulation of the Provision on Patient and Staff Safety prepared in 2012. However, applications can differ from region to region, institution to institution, and person to person.

Conclusions

We believe that this review will lead health professionals to be aware of occupational risks and contribute to planning health services for health professionals.

How to Cite: Ulutasdemir, N., Cirpan, M., Ozturk, E. and Tanir, F., 2015. Occupational Risks of Health Professionals in Turkey as an Emerging Economy. Annals of Global Health, 81(4), pp.522–529. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2015.08.019
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Published on 17 Dec 2015.
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