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Understanding the impact of the armed conflict (2014-2018) on healthcare professional’s practices and training: a qualitative study in Kirkuk, Iraq

Understanding the impact of the armed conflict (2014-2018) on healthcare professional’s practices and training: a qualitative study in Kirkuk, Iraq

Ibrahem, Oday and Morgan, Julia ORCID: 0000-0001-6218-7593 (2022) Understanding the impact of the armed conflict (2014-2018) on healthcare professional’s practices and training: a qualitative study in Kirkuk, Iraq. International Public Health Journal, 14 (1). ISSN 1947-4989 (Online)

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Abstract

Since June 2014, Iraq has experienced a wave of armed conflict, which led to massive internal displacement. The situation was complicated by the fiscal crises caused by a drop in oil prices as well as the weakening of state power which increased feelings of insecurity. Healthcare professionals were impacted by this crisis including working in insecure environments, increases in the demand on healthcare services, shortage of supplies and lack of training programs. The aim of the study was to explore the perspectives of health care professionals in Kirkuk in Iraq about the impact of the recent armed conflict (2014-2018) on their healthcare practice and training. Exploratory qualitative research was conducted in Kirkuk province in Iraq. Sixteen semi-structured interviews and purposive sampling of doctors and nurses who worked in conflict-affected areas in Kirkuk were selected. The interviews were conducted in Arabic. Thematic analysis was used to inductively analyse the data. Two main themes emerged. First, the professional impact of the crises and secondly the personal/ individual impacts of the crises on healthcare professionals. A set of recommendations were identified to mitigate the impacts of these factors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: conflict; Iraq; Kirkuk; healthcare providers; impact; qualitative method
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 13:13
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/30833

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