INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HUMANITIES SCIENCES RESEARCH (JSHSR)

COMPARISON OF TURKEY WITH DEVELOPED COUNTRIES IN TERMS OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT PROFESSION
(COMPARISON OF TURKEY WITH DEVELOPED COUNTRIES IN TERMS OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT PROFESSION )

Author : Mehmet YORULMAZ  & Mehmet GENÇTÜRK  
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Printing Year : 2018
Number : 27
Page : 2730-2736
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Objective: This study was conducted to compare the current state of health management profession in Turkey in accordance with the state in developed countries in the direction of the opinions of the experts. Materials and Methods: In this study carried out by using qualitative research method, phenomenology design was utilized. In the survey conducted by face-to-face interview technique, participants' graduation from health management departments was determined as a criterion. A total of 12 health management graduates were interviewed. Participants consist of 4 professors, 2 associate professors, 4 assistant professors and 2 heads of civil society organizations. The obtained data were collected by using face-to-face interview technique and voice recorder. In the analysis of the data, "thematic analysis" which is one of the qualitative data analysis methods and "Nvivo" program which is one of the qualitative data analysis programs were used. Findings: When looking at the result part of the research, the answers given by the experts in the question "What can you say when you compare our country with the developed countries in terms of health management profession?" were analyzed. When the answers given by the experts to this question are analyzed, four themes were found: "occupational status", "management style", "health management policies" and "health management education". Conclusion: In terms of "Health Management Education" which is one of these four theens, it is seen that the opinions of experts comparing the healthcare profession in our country and the situation in developed countries are collected in two different groups. In the first group, they argued that the health care profession in our country is not even different from Europe and America, even better. In the second group opinion, it is emphasized that healthcare management education in Turkey is bad in terms of quality. In this theme, expert opinions were given under the five headings as "Education quality", "practical education", "branching", "curriculum" and "grade of education



Keywords
Health Management, Education Quality, Health Management Policies