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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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9: New Approaches in Medicine

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Güliz Dirimen Arıkan, Ebru Em Öztürk and Meliha Güleryüz

9:   New Approaches in Medicine

1 Introduction

Rapid developments in information technologies in modern societies, the use of social media and the rapid dissemination of information continuously change living conditions. This change is manifested itself in health as in many areas of life. Medicine may be one of the disciplines which is most open to innovation and most needed. In medicine, it is necessary to evaluate innovations with regards to service providers and service receivers.

With the development of technology, production patterns, time management, employee profiles and way of working also change. Considering the ratio of technology usage outside of office, a global research from 6,600 workers across 9 countries indicated that 70 % of employees have access to the files also out of office, 57 % of them can attend same conferences and have same messaging tools. According to the same data, 43 % of employees request better health and well-being, while 37 % of them request to be interested in their family responsibilities (http://www.fuze.com/files/documents/Fuze-WorkforceFutures.pdf). The fulfillment of these expectations is possible by the use of technology and the formation of non-office working environments. Otherwise, work-private life balance cannot be achieved; this situation mentally overburdens individuals. Cognitive disorders are important problems of our age in this challenging and mental burden–increasing environment and cause dependence and disability. Cognitive disorders are also associated with a significant...

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