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Interventions to reduce psychosocial disturbance following humanitarian relief efforts involving natural disasters: an integrative review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19703038     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because of the increased level of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reported post disaster work, it is imperative that governmental and non-governmental agencies consider predisaster training of volunteers in not only clinical skills, but also communication and team building. When these concepts are combined with ongoing support post disaster, a decrease in the frequency and severity of PTSD has been reported. A review of 12 studies examined responses of relief workers to various disaster situations. Experiences were extracted, categorized, and a data reduction model was developed to illustrate the characteristics of the experiences and subsequent interventions that were reported. Three interventions that positively affected the responses of relief workers to disaster experiences emerged: debriefing, team building and preparation.
Denise Susan Walsh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of nursing practice     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1440-172X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-25     Completed Date:  2009-11-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613615     Medline TA:  Int J Nurs Pract     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-40     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Relief Work / organization & administration*
Stress, Psychological / prevention & control*

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