Physical health impacts of disasters

Penelope Burns*, Colin Myers, Joris Yzermans, Michel Dückers

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Disasters have profound effects on human physical, mental, and social health, economic and environmental effects, and access to healthcare services. Epidemiologic studies illustrate patterns of illness, disease and injury effects over time following a disaster, and identify more affected subgroups. These distributions and determinants of health-related states in disaster populations allow clinicians to prepare for, and monitor, these clinical presentations, as well as presenting opportunities for early identification and management to improve disaster health outcomes. Under the realisation of this complex interplay of physical, mental, social and environmental factors, the aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of the impact of disaster on physical health, to identify higher-risk groups and to consider disaster risk reduction strategies to improve disaster health outcomes.

Originele taal-2English
TitelDisaster Health Management
SubtitelA Primer for Students and Practitioners
RedacteurenGerald FitzGerald, Stacey Pizzino, Penelope Burns, Colin Myers, Michael Tarrent, Ben Ryan, Marie Fredriksen, Peter Aitken
UitgeverijRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Aantal pagina's12
ISBN van elektronische versie9781032626604
ISBN van geprinte versie9781032626611
StatusPublished - 17-jan.-2024

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