Dr. Masoud Jabari is a researcher that worked at AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. The qualitative and quantitative researches are his interest field.
Introduction: Health care providers, especially physicians and nurses who have returned from war have valuable insight and tacit knowledge for current and future societies. The aim of this study was to explore experiences of nurses in the Iran- Iraq war.
Materials and methods: This study of conventional content analysis was conducted in the years 2014 to 2016. Researchers collected data and analyzed, simultaneously. In a survey conducted by researchers, 119 written narratives of the 101 the health care providers especially nurses during the Iran- Iraq war were collected. To analyze the data, the principles of conventional content analysis was used.
Results: The results of the analysis of the 952 pages of the written narratives in the relevant literature led to the emergence 4 main themes. The main themes included the experience of death and suffering, professionalism, professional ethics, and coping facilitators.
Conclusion: Transforming the experience and tacit knowledge of health care professionals in Iran-Iraq war to explicit knowledge can effectively identify and analyze challenges and provide strategies to prevent and manage similar scenarios. These results can produce the knowledge in the field of training of health care providers in the unusual and critical situation.