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Nakhaei M, Khankeh H, Masoumi G, Hosseini M, ParsaYekta Z. Health management in past disasters in Iran: A qualitative study. Health in Emergencies and Disasters Quarterly 2014; 1 (2) :107-115
URL: http://hdq.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-50-en.html
1- Birjand Health Qualitative Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, , Maryamnakhaee @Bums.ac.ir
2- University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
3- Iran University of Medical Sciences
4- University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences
5- Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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Abstract: Background: Disaster management is relied on prediction of problems and providing necessary preparations in right time and place. In this study researchers intended to explore passed experiences of health disaster management. Method: This study conducted using qualitative content analysis methods. Participants were selected purposefully and data were collected through interviews, observation, and other documents. Results: Transcribed data from 18interviews, field notes and other documents were analyzed. In data analysis reactive management was emerged as main theme. It was included some categories such as ‘exposure shock’, ‘non deliberative relief’, ‘lack of comprehensive health disaster plan’, ‘lack of preparedness’, and ‘poor coordination in health service delivery’ and contextual factors. Discussion: The results clarified deep perception of participants’ experiences about health management in disasters. The professionals' and non-professionals' emotion-based reactions and behaviors, if accompanied with deficiencies in planning and preparedness, can lead to ineffective services, and aggravates the damages.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/10/21 | Accepted: 2014/06/18 | Published: 2014/06/18

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