Iranian nurses' experience of essential technical competences in disaster response: A qualitative content analysis study.

Aliakbari, F. and Bahrami, M. and Aein, F. and Khankeh, H. (2014) Iranian nurses' experience of essential technical competences in disaster response: A qualitative content analysis study. Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research, 19 (6). pp. 585-92. ISSN 1735-9066

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Abstract

BACKGROUND Today disasters are a part of many people's lives. Iran has a long history of disaster events and nurses are one of the most significant groups within the Iranian disaster relief operations, providing immediate and long-term care for those affected by the disaster. However, the technical competence of Iranian nurses and their training for this work has received little attention. This article presents the results of a study that aims to explore this context. MATERIALS AND METHODS A qualitative study was conducted using in-depth interviews to collect data from 30 nurses, who were deliberately selected from the health centers affiliated to the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Themes were identified using the conventional qualitative content analysis. The trustworthiness of the study was supported by considering the auditability, neutrality, consistency, and transferability. The study lasted from 2011 to 2012. RESULTS Data analysis undertaken for the qualitative study resulted in the identification of five main themes, which included: (1) Management competences, (2) ethical and legal competences, (3) team working, and (4) personal abilities and the specific technical competences presented in this report. CONCLUSIONS This report presents an overview of the nursing technical capabilities required for Iranian nurses during disaster relief. It is argued that additional competencies are required for nurses who care in high-risk situations, including disasters. Nurses need to prepare themselves more effectively to be responsible and effective in nursing care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disaster nursing, response phase, technical competences
Subjects: WY Nursing > Nursing Education WY.18
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2017 04:25
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2017 04:25
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2394

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