The wartime experience of civilian nurses in Iran-Iraq war, 1980-1988: an historical research

Firouzkouhi, Mohammadreza, Zargham-Boroujeni, Ali, Nouraei, Morteza, Yousefi, Hojatollah, and Holmes, Colin A. (2013) The wartime experience of civilian nurses in Iran-Iraq war, 1980-1988: an historical research. Contemporary Nurse, 44 (2). pp. 225-231.

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Abstract

Background: During the 8 years of Iran-Iraq war, the work of Iranian nurses was essential and efficiently performed, and played a very important role in maintaining the wellbeing of the forces. A review of nurses' activities reveals their experiences and the nature of their activities, an area of study that has not been given due consideration. Method: By adopting the oral history method and in-depth interviews with the participating nurses it was possible to demonstrate the significance and humanistic nature of their work. Findings: The majority of the health care assistants and nurses who joined the armed forces, despite not having prior training in this area of nursing, were able to adapt themselves to the situation very quickly and perform their task successfully. Conclusion: Nurses' efforts and experiences and their outstanding achievement, contributes to our understanding of wartime nursing.

Item ID: 29990
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: nursing, Iran-Iraq war, oral history, wartime nursing, military nursing
ISSN: 1839-3535
Funders: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 09:44
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210310 Middle Eastern and African History @ 30%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified @ 30%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology @ 50%
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