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Sword-Daniels, Victoria - - 2011
Many parts of the world are at risk from volcanic hazards. Chronic hazards such as volcanic ashfall are wide reaching and may affect large areas for variable periods of time; from a few weeks to many years. Such is the case on Montserrat, where islanders have been living with chronic ...
Gawith, Libby - - 2011
This paper focuses on what Christchurch people coped on Tuesday February 22, 2011, immediately afterwards, and how they are coping at the end of 2011. It offers some constructive suggestions for recovery from future disasters. This is not the work of an expert on earthquakes or on how people cope ...
Black, Jonathan - - 2011
Everyone is affected by an incident like the Christchurch Feb 22 quake--the impact on community, families, individuals and businesses is vast and for all involved unprecedented in scope and impact. Some directly suffer severe loss, such as death of loved ones or destruction of personal property. Others experience secondary trauma, ...
O'Connor, Frank - - 2011
The scale of the disaster in Canterbury means that the recovery will require integrated and timely decision making across a range of organisations. The leadership and coordination of the multi-year recovery effort in Canterbury will involve varied groups, with differing interests. Large amounts of work are being done, planned, communicated ...
Dean, Shelley - - 2011
The Ministry of Education was challenged by the provision of long-term support. The Ministry needed to consider what this would look like, who needed to receive it and why. Additional costs and burdens needed to be considered on those already responding and supporting the education community through the ongoing effects ...
Gilmore, Bill - - 2011
The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake was of magnitude 6.3 centred 10 kilometres south-east of the centre of Christchurch. It caused widespread damage across Christchurch, New Zealand's second most populous city. 181 people were killed in the earthquake, which was New Zealand's second-deadliest natural disaster. The purpose of this paper is ...
McEntyre, Patrick - - 2011
On November 19 2010, 3.44pm, the first explosion at Pike River Mine occurred. Initial reports were unclear, although it was subsequently confirmed 29 miners were trapped, two miners walked out. A second explosion occurred the following Wednesday afternoon, November 24. Police believed, and stated at the time, that no-one would ...
Brown, Rose - - 2011
Supporting early childhood education (ECE) services and schools after events which cause wide spread community distress is an important service provision provided by psychologists and other staff, working for the special education group in the Ministry of Education (MOE). The Ministry has a service delivery practice model that is guided ...
Dean, Shelley - - 2011
When disasters affect communities the recovery process needs to address numerous heterogeneous groups and diverse reactions. The processes of engagement need to be adapted in place and time and support the diversity inherent in communities. Evidence tells us that after a disaster most of an affected population recovers in time, ...
Sutton, Geoff - - 2011
Psychologists in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) work in organisational psychology, adapted to a military context. We provide psychological services to individuals and commanders in the NZDF in order to enhance the operational effectiveness of the organisation. One increasingly important aspect of military psychology is support of individual and ...
Britt, Eileen - - 2011
This paper will described the development and implementation of a series of workshops for frontline community and support workers, professional social work agency staff, community leaders, and Non-Governmental Organisation managers. The workshops were initiated and funded by the Ministry of Social Development as part of the Canterbury Earthquake Psychosocial Support ...
Chambers, Ron - - 2011
On 4 September 2010, the people of Canterbury were subject to a rude awakening. We were dramatically shaken out of our complacency about natural disasters. Under a state of Civil Defence emergency it soon became apparent that mental health and psychological recovery were initially not key features of Civil Defence ...
Fawcett, John - - 2011
Protection against psychological damage for emergency responders is dependent on the combination of critical organisational factors and a deep understanding of indigenous cultural definitions of health. Disaster responders know the support received from their organisation is significantly more protective than post-disaster counselling. International research supports a focus on enhanced protective ...
Sawrey, Richard - - 2011
Following the recent major Christchurch earthquakes, a huge amount of work has been carried out by a range of volunteers and professionals throughout the Canterbury area. We were able to make a small contribution these initiatives. Our team had the privilege of being involved in a special project offering a ...
Rucklidge, Julia - - 2011
The September, 2010, 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, provided an opportunity to study the after-effects of a major earthquake where death and injury were absent. It created a natural experiment into the protective effects on well-being of taking EMPowerplus (EMP+), a micronutrient supplement, in a group of 33 ...
Doyle, Emma - - 2011
During natural hazard crises such as earthquakes, tsunami, and volcanic eruptions, a number of critical challenges arise in emergency management decision-making. A multidisciplinary approach bridging psychology and natural hazard sciences has the potential to enhance the quality of these decisions. Psychological research into the public understanding of different phrasings of ...
Mooney, Maureen - - 2011
Following the Canterbury earthquakes, The Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR), a Massey University and Geological and Nuclear Science (GNS Science) collaboration, formed a Psychosocial Recovery Advisory Group to help support organisations involved in the recovery process. This advisory group reviews and summarises evidence-based research findings for those who make ...
Collins, Susan - - 2011
Engagement and participation are terms used to describe important processes in a democratic society. However, the definition and understanding of these terms is broad and varied. In a disaster context, community engagement and participation are recognised as important processes to support individual and community recovery. What these terms mean, who ...
Parsonson, Barry - - 2011
The authors report experience in providing trauma-focused CBT training to 10 Georgian psychologists and psychiatrists following the 2008 Georgian-Russian conflict, and the experiences associated with the practicum involving victims and the actions of government and international agencies in the aftermath of that conflict. This serves as a backdrop to suggestions ...
McClure, John - - 2011
Previous research has examined judgments about earthquake likelihood after citizens have experienced an earthquake, but has not compared judgments in the affected region with other regions. Following the Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake, this research compared earthquake risk judgments in the affected region and those outside the region. Participants in Christchurch, Wellington ...
Fitzgerald, John - - 2011
Paul, Willi - - 2011
Rasa chenduram and naga parpam preparations are widely utilized as therapeutic agents in Siddha medicine. However, in vitro biological evaluations of these preparations are essential along with the physicochemical characterization for present day standardization of metallic herbal preparations of Siddha and Ayurveda to meet the criteria that supports its worldwide ...
Dewangan, Rukmani - - 2011
In-vitro biocompatibility testing of bladder acellular matrix graft (BAMG) was carried out after cross-linking with 0.6% Glutaraldehyde (GA), 1% Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HMD), 1% 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDGE) and 1% 1-ethyl3- (3-dimethyl aminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDC) for 12, 24, 48 and 72 h duration at room temperature. The uncross-linked acellular bladder was ...
Patil, Basavaraj - - 2011
In the present study, novel wound dressing films derived from Tamarind seed polysaccharide (TSP) were fabricated by crosslinking with epichlorohydrin and evaluated for wound healing activity in albino rats. The required film properties for the successful wound dressings, such as film elongation (elasticity), tensile strength, water uptake and water vapor ...
Kabir, S.F. - - 2011
The present paper describes calcination of pure and Zn doped hydroxyapatite (HA) (of different mol %) at four different temperatures for observing the sintering behavior and concentration effects. Doped and un-doped apatites were synthesized from waste egg shell as Ca precursor through precipitation method. The substituting limit was up to ...
Majumdar, S. - - 2011
The main objective in relation to this study was development of an oral controlled release multiparticulate colon-specific formulation of Ketoprofen by Powder Layering Technology. The intention was to prepare a formulation, using a combination of polymers as excipients that allowed drug liberation by depending on the bacterial enzyme in colon ...
Biswas, Chhanda - - 2011
Interdisciplinary approaches for endo-perio combined lesion give us a successful outcome. Patient with non-vital tooth with massive bone loss and gingival recession defect have traditionally been located with various procedure. Recently guided tissue regeneration with collagen membrane has shown promising results particularly when demineralized freeze dried bone graft with collagen ...
Shammas, Mohammed - - 2011
A thing that is not understood often becomes the focus of mystery, fear, indifference or abject rejection. Color, although a part of nearly every human activity is one of those things that is poorly understood and shrouded by misconceptions. Much of the scientific literature on color is riddled with mathematical ...
Cooper, Rory - - 2011
Hersh, David - - 2011
The incidence of isthmic spondylolysis is approximately 3% to 6% in the general population. Spondylolytic defects involving multiple vertebral levels, on the other hand, are extremely rare. Only a handful of reports have examined the outcomes of surgical treatment of multi-level spondylolysis. Here, we present one case of bilateral pars ...
Bali, Kamal - - 2011
Intraarticular coronal fracture of the femoral condyle is rare, and an isolated medial Hoffa fracture in a child is extremely rare. To our knowledge, such a case has not yet been reported in the literature. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are essential for a good long-term outcome. We report a ...
Abimbola, Obafunto - - 2011
Alkaptonuria is a rare disease in which a deficiency in the homogentisate 1, 2-dioxygenase enzyme results in a buildup of homogentisic acid. Ochronosis, the deposition of excess homogentisic acid in connective tissue, causes brownish-black pigmentation and weakening of the tissue ultimately resulting in chronic inflammation, degeneration, and osteoarthritis. There is ...
Strauss, Eric - - 2011
Spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee (SPONK) and osteonecrosis in the postoperative knee (ONPK) are two clinical entities that have the potential to cause significant morbidity in affected patients. In addition to the knowledge of the patient population at risk and the classic presentation and imaging characteristics of SPONK and ONPK, ...
Quirno, Martin - - 2011
Background. Traditional surgical treatment of isthmic spondylolisthesis is posterior-lateral fusion, but the addition of anterior surgery has been explored. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the surgical and clinical outcomes of anterior-posterior surgical treatment for low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis.
Ramos, Nicholas - - 2011
Background. Although the effect of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) decolonization on surgical site infection (SSI) rates has been studied, patient tolerance and acceptance of these regimens has not been assessed. Surgical patients at our hospital's Pre-Admission Testing Clinic (PAT) receive SA reduction protocols instructing the preoperative use of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) ...
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