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Debriefing of American Red Cross personnel: pilot study on participants' evaluations and case examples from the 1994 Los Angeles earthquake relief operation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9579015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Multiple Stressor Debriefing (MSD) model was used to debrief 112 American Red Cross workers individually or in groups after their participation in the 1994 Los Angeles earthquake relief effort. Two composite case examples are presented that illustrate individual and group debriefings using the MSD model. A questionnaire which evaluated workers' experience of debriefing, was completed by 95 workers. Results indicated that workers evaluated the debriefings in which they participated positively. In addition, as participant to facilitator ratio increased, workers shared less of their feelings and reactions about the disaster relief operation. These findings, as well as more specific issues about debriefing, are discussed.
K Armstrong; D Zatzick; T Metzler; D S Weiss; C R Marmar; S Garma; H Ronfeldt; L Roepke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social work in health care     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0098-1389     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Work Health Care     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-07     Completed Date:  1998-07-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603729     Medline TA:  Soc Work Health Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Crisis Intervention / methods
Los Angeles
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / prevention & control*
Pilot Projects
Program Evaluation
Red Cross*
Relief Work*
Self-Help Groups
Social Work / methods
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / prevention & control*

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