Community participation in health care : The Turkish case.
World Health Organization's global goal of Health for All by the Year 2000 (HFA) and achievement of this laudable goal through the Primary Health Care (PHC) approach has been accepted unanimously by participant countries of the Alma-Ata Conference in 1978.
Turkey is also among the countries that showed their approval to the concept.
However, that approval of the policy did not generate particular attention among the policy-makers until the 1990s.
The year 1990 can be regarded as a watershed in the Turkish health policy-making environment as attempts at producing a National Health Policy document that centred around the global goal of HFA and PHC commenced.
This paper aims at discussing the commitment of Turkey to one of the prerequisites of the approach, or heart of the PHC as regarded by some : community participation.
After a brief presentation of community participation the Turkish commitment to the concept is analyzed based on a research carried out among Turkish health policy-makers.
It is concluded that the prospect for community participation in Turkey does not look good mainly because of the medical approach adopted by the policy-makers.
The need for more discussion of the topic among the academic circles has been emphasized.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Participation, Communauté, Politique sanitaire, Turquie, Asie, Homme, Participation communautaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Participation, Community, Health policy, Turkey, Asia, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0285450
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199608.