Lessons learned during natural disasters: 1970-2007

Authors

  • Raquel E. Cohen Médico psiquiatra salubrista, consultora en salud mental en desastres de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud. Faculty of Medicine, Miami University. Miami, USA.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2008.251.1243

Keywords:

Mental health, Natural disasters, Traumatic stress disorders, Social support, Health personnel

Abstract

Natural disasters affect lives and property, devastating communities for extended periods. This paper shows how some knowledge based on experiences and progress of science biological, psychosocial and behavioural, are still helping us to understand the behaviour of the survivor. The ability to implement guidelines and aid operations, data and practices based on evidence and empirical studies in the field of disaster is an evolutionary process for professionals in this field.

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Published

2008-03-31

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Section

Symposium

How to Cite

1.
Cohen RE. Lessons learned during natural disasters: 1970-2007. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2008 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];25(1). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1243

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