MEDICAL WASTE PRODUCTION PROCESS AND MANAGEMENT IN TURKEY WITH THE SCOPE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS Cover Image

TÜRKİYE’DE ÇEVRE BİLİNCİ KAPSAMINDA TIBBİ ATIK ÜRETİM SÜREÇLERİ VE YÖNETİMİ
MEDICAL WASTE PRODUCTION PROCESS AND MANAGEMENT IN TURKEY WITH THE SCOPE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

Author(s): İzzet AYDEMİR
Subject(s): Evaluation research, Health and medicine and law, Human Ecology, Environmental interactions
Published by: Bingöl Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: Waste pyramid; waste management; environmental awareness; hospitals; medical waste;

Summary/Abstract: The paradigm changes such as population growth, rising of the society’s welfare, industrialization, urbanization, and increasing human knowledge have made community demand more health services. Therefore, besides the capacity of health services improved, the quantity and the type of waste in hospitals have importantly increased in parallel. Hospitals, while treating and upgrading quality of the individuals’ lives, medical waste, which is an output element and in case of failure to manage in accordance with standards creates the risk of adverse impact on the environment and public health. Objectives in waste management issues are to realize the maintenance of ecological and economic balance in a sustainable environment, and to improve the community benefit with policies and legislation.

  • Issue Year: 7/2017
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 295-311
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Turkish