Medical staff and healthcare providers are always involved in earthquakes; therefore, the aim of this study was to explore the experience of nurses in dealing with critical events and natural disasters. A qualitative study was conducted by semi-structured interviews with 12 medical staff. Data were analyzed by qualitative analysis hermeneutic approach. Four categories were developed as follows: “confusion,” “coercion,” “psychological disturbance,” and “wasting of resources.” The categories led to the development of the main theme of “miss management.” Earthquakes are considered serious challenges for nurses and health professionals involved in such disasters. It will culminate in dire consequences including physical, mental, and psychological damage as well as high mortality rate among people and healthcare providers.
disasters, earthquakes, qualitative study, nurses
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Hasanpour Dehkordi, A., Salehi Tali, S., & Ganeigheshlagh, R. (2021). The Experiences of Iranian Nurses in Critical Events and Natural Disasters: A Qualitative Study. The Qualitative Report, 26(9), 2872-2881. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.4682