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J Qual Res Health Sci 2013, 2(1): 1-10 Back to browse issues page
Role of Charities in the Health System: A Qualitative Study
Zahra Ghorbani Bahabadi MS, Mohammadreza Amiresmaili Dr
Kerman University of medical sciences
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Introduction: Donations are one of the resources for financing healthcare. As charities do not always work according to the objectives of health systems, numerous problems develop. This study aimed to identify charities engaged in the health sector of Kerman Province (Iran) and to describe their management, their interactions with other parts of the health system, and their problems and challenges. Method: In the present qualitative study, six charities were identified. We interviewed 15 purposefully selected individuals working in these institutions. The interviews were conducted based on structured interview guide in the form of two in-depth interviews. Data was analyzed through framework analysis. Results: Six themes were recognized regarding charity institutions management. They included institution practice scope, resourcing, type of donations, resource utilization pattern, challenges and interactions with universities and other related institutes. Conclusion: Our findings indicated that primary health issues are not amongst the priorities of the studied charities. On the other hand, as donations are not a sustainable resource, other specific resources are necessary. Donations should be directed toward the objectives of institutions. Legal and administrative obstacles have to be completely eliminated. Medical universities and other organizations should continue their mutual relationship with charities to facilitate the implementation of charities’ plans.
Keywords: Charity organization, Health charities, Donation
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/02/8 | Accepted: 2013/08/14 | Published: 2013/08/14
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Ghorbani Bahabadi Z, Amiresmaili M. Role of Charities in the Health System: A Qualitative Study. J Qual Res Health Sci. 2013; 2 (1) :1-10
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مجله تحقیقات کیفی در علوم سلامت Journal of Qualitative Research in Health Sciences
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