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The challenges of health volunteers management in COVID19 pandemic in Iran

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(2022) The challenges of health volunteers management in COVID19 pandemic in Iran. Journal of Health Organization and Management. pp. 933-949. ISSN 1477-7266

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Abstract

Purpose The use of volunteers is one of the approaches to capacity building, preparedness and the response of the health system in disasters. Appropriate management of volunteers during disasters and emergencies is essential. This study aimed to explain the challenges of volunteer management in the Pandemic COVID-19 in Iran. Design/methodology/approach Qualitative research was conducted using the content analysis based on the Graneheim method. The participants' selection was done based on purposeful sampling and theoretical sampling until data saturation. Direct field observation and 26 interviews were applied to collect data. Findings Four categories and 15 sub-categories emerged to describe the challenges of volunteer management during the COVID-19 crisis including policymaking barriers (including legal barriers, insurance and support coverage and risk governance), managerial barriers (including planning, coordinating and organizing, training and awareness, command and leadership and information management and documentation), socio-cultural barriers (personal safety attitude and culture, attitudes and expectations of the community and perspectives on volunteers) and executive-operational barriers (monitoring and evaluation, cost and needs assessment). Originality/value It is essential to increase managers', officials' and volunteers' perceptions of COVID19 risk through education and information. Preparing a database for volunteers' information, including non-governmental organization and governmental organization volunteers, planning for needs assessment, establishing a mechanism for recruiting volunteers and using their capacities and appropriate organizing, tracking and monitoring of volunteers can be among effective strategies.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Pirani, D.UNSPECIFIED
Safi-Keykaleh, M.UNSPECIFIED
Farahi-Ashtiani, I.UNSPECIFIED
Safarpour, H.UNSPECIFIED
Jahangiri, K.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: COVID19 Volunteer management Disaster Emergency Epidemic disaster risk governance framework services Health Care Sciences & Services
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Page Range: pp. 933-949
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Health Organization and Management
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 36
Number: 7
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/jhom-05-2022-0146
ISSN: 1477-7266
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3973

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