Nurses’ preparedness for disasters in Turkey: Literature review

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Gulcan Taskiran


The purpose of the study is to present the current situation and to provide a working perspective on nurses' preparedness for disasters.Literature review method was used in the study. The keywords "nurse" and "disaster" have been used in Turkish and English while being screened.It has been determined that studies that examine nurses' preparedness for disasters in Turkey are mostly descriptive and their samples are limited. It was seen that the studies in Turkey were carried out after 2010 and there was no research on this subject before. In addition, studies have shown that nurses' basic competencies for disaster preparedness need to be developed. The study revealed that the training of nurses for disasters in Turkey is inadequate and the nurses in Turkey do not see themselves prepared and sufficient to intervene in disasters similar to the results of the studies done in all other countries.
Keywords: Disasters; nurses; disaster preparedness, disaster nursing.


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Taskiran, G. (2017). Nurses’ preparedness for disasters in Turkey: Literature review. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(2), 41–50. (Original work published December 5, 2017)