Accession Number : ADA332982

Title :   Consensus Conference on the Role of Psychiatrists in Disaster.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18-19 Sep 95,

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

Personal Author(s) : Ursano, xRobert J. ; Norwood, Ann E.

PDF Url : ADA332982

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : This is an edited transcript of 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 :   *DISASTERS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *CATASTROPHIC CONDITIONS, *COMMUNITY RELATIONS, SYMPOSIA, MENTAL HEALTH, PHYSICIANS, TRAUMA, CONFERENCING(COMMUNICATIONS), PSYCHIATRY, CONSULTING SERVICES, HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE