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New Approaches in Health Sciences

New Methods and Developments in Health Sciences

Edited By Gökhan Aba

New methods, new approaches and advanced technologies have started to be used for patients to gain access to less costly and more quality diagnosis and treatment services in a shorter time. This book, which includes new approaches in health sciences, has been written by successful and expert researchers who work in different health disciplines of health sciences.

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Preface and Acknowledgements

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As a result of scientific and technological developments that have been experienced within the last twenty years, the increase of the global welfare level, the improvement of communication technologies, the development of new diagnosis and treatment methods, and developments in the pharmaceutical industry and the increased use of high-tech devices have been seen; the average global-level life expectancy has exceeded 70. It is estimated to increase to 80 in 2050. A long and healthy life brings along certain problems. Together with the increase of elderly population, there has been an increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases, need for qualified medical personnel and financial burden on the health system. As a result of new developments in health sciences, care services have become even more important. New methods, new approaches and advanced technologies have been used for patients to access less-costly and high-quality diagnosis and treatment services in a shorter time.

This book, which includes new approaches in health sciences, has been written by successful and expert researchers who work in different health disciplines of health sciences. The book consists of four sections. The first section includes recent developments in the area of nursing and midwifery. These developments are homeopathy in women’s health, aromatherapy and other complementary and alternative medicine applications, complementary and alternative medicine applications in infertility, cognitive behavioral therapy in psychiatric nursing, current approaches in childbirth education, integrative pain management and telehealth practices in post-operative home care of elderly. The second section includes new developments...

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