Document Type : Review Article
Student Research Committee, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Faculty of medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Faculty of medicine, Shahid beheshti university of medical sciences, tehran,iran
Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Student Research Committee, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Teh ran, Iran
Health is a multifaceted issue and providing and promoting all its dimensions is an interdisciplinary task. Examination of crisis conditions shows that the retention of health human resources is very important due to the high volume of work in these conditions. Due to the severity of the prevalence of COVID-19, the health system must have an acceptable plan for dealing with this disease. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the factors affecting the retention and stability of human resources in crises. We used a critical review method using specific keywords (“human resources retention”, “COVID-19”, and some other related keywords) in, Pubmed, Scopus, Google Scholar, and SID databases until September 2022 without time limitation. Reviewers screened founded studies separately and finally, we summarized the main results of 12 eligible articles. Four main strategies (Organizational management and leadership, risk reduction, improving the mental health of health workers, and financial and welfare support) are possible solutions to reduce healthcare workers' burnout and increase their resilience to this hard situation. It seems that planning, appropriate policy-making to implement the solutions found, division of tasks, and compilation of a national document on human resource protection in crises with the cooperation of people and officials can be very helpful.