Accession Number : ADA332908

Title :   The Role of Psychiatrists in Disaster.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Ursano, Robert J. ; Norwood, Ann E. ; Gillcrist, Marcia H. ; Hilliard, Maribeth ; Levinson, Catherine

PDF Url : ADA332908

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This is a distillation of key points developed during a Consensus Conference on the role of psychiatrists in disaster which was held at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) on September 18-19, 1995. The major goal of the conference was to identify unique contributions which psychiatrists could bring to disaster communities and their victims. This publication represents a consolidation of perspectives from psychiatrists, other physicians, and non-medical experts in disasters on ways in which psychiatrists can aid communities to prepare for and recover from major catastrophes.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *DISASTERS, *PHYSICIANS, *PSYCHIATRY, COMMUNITIES, HEALTH, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), MENTAL HEALTH, CIVILIAN POPULATION, TRAUMA, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE