Patient Privacy In Chronic Diseases

Kızıloğlu Ş., Çapık C.

International 6th Forensic Nursing Congress, Erzurum, Turkey, 16 - 18 May 2022, pp.1-2

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Erzurum
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-2


According to the National Center for Health Statistics, chronic diseases are defined as health problems that last for three months or longer, and by the World Health Organization as long-lasting and usually slowly progressive diseases. In recent years, chronic diseases have been included in the group of 'non-communicable diseases' (NCDs). Again, as a summary indicator of public health, national burden of disease studies also apply this classification. While the development of diagnosis and treatment methods and the increase in the importance of preventive health services ensure the prolongation of life expectancy and the control of infectious diseases in many countries; The aging of the world population, the stressors that occur as a result of rapid urbanization and the changes in lifestyle such as the decrease in physical activity due to developing technology and the change in eating habits cause an increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases. During the disease process, problems such as pain, burnout, deterioration in social relations, frequent hospitalization for treatment and stress are experienced.