relief work

Summary

Summary: Assistance, such as money, food, or shelter, given to the needy, aged, or victims of disaster. It is usually granted on a temporary basis. (From The American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Emergency preparedness and humanitarian action: the research deficit. Eastern Mediterranean Region perspective
    I A Shaikh
    Emergency Response and Humanitarian Action, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, World Health Organization, Cairo, Egypt
    East Mediterr Health J 12:S54-63. 2006
  2. ncbi Motivations, concerns, and expectations of Scandinavian health professionals volunteering for humanitarian assignments
    Magdalena Bjerneld
    Centre for Public Health in Humanitarian Assistance PHHA, International Maternal and Child Health IMCH, Department of Women s and Children s Health, Uppsala, Sweden
    Disaster Manag Response 4:49-58. 2006
  3. ncbi Five essential elements of immediate and mid-term mass trauma intervention: empirical evidence
    Stevan E Hobfoll
    Summa Kent State University, Center for the Treatment and Study of Traumatic Stress, Akron, OH 44310, USA
    Psychiatry 70:283-315; discussion 316-69. 2007
  4. ncbi Surgical and psychosocial outcomes in the rural injured--a follow-up study of the 2001 earthquake victims
    Nobhojit Roy
    Department of Surgery, BARC Hospital, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai 400094, India
    Injury 36:927-34. 2005
  5. ncbi The south Asian earthquake six months later--an ongoing crisis
    Richard J Brennan
    International Rescue Committee, New York, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1769-71. 2006
  6. doi The untold stories of the Sichuan earthquake
    Emily Y Y Chan
    School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Lancet 372:359-62. 2008
  7. ncbi The Gujarat earthquake (2001) experience in a seismically unprepared area: community hospital medical response
    Nobhojit Roy
    BARC Hospital, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai, India
    Prehosp Disaster Med 17:186-95. 2002
  8. ncbi Health needs of patients with chronic diseases who lived through the great Hanshin earthquake
    Kikuko Mori
    College of Nursing Art and Science, University of Hyogo, Akashi, Japan
    Disaster Manag Response 5:8-13. 2007
  9. pmc Sharing evidence on humanitarian relief
    Edward J Mills
    BMJ 331:1485-6. 2005
  10. ncbi Earthquakes and crush syndrome casualties: lessons learned from the Kashmir disaster
    R Vanholder
    Renal Disaster Relief Task Force of the International Society of Nephrology, Gent, Belgium
    Kidney Int 71:17-23. 2007

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  1. ncbi Emergency preparedness and humanitarian action: the research deficit. Eastern Mediterranean Region perspective
    I A Shaikh
    Emergency Response and Humanitarian Action, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, World Health Organization, Cairo, Egypt
    East Mediterr Health J 12:S54-63. 2006
    ..Strengthening of academic institutions, prioritization of research, financial resources and linkages with institutions in the developed world can ameliorate the situation in the Region...
  2. ncbi Motivations, concerns, and expectations of Scandinavian health professionals volunteering for humanitarian assignments
    Magdalena Bjerneld
    Centre for Public Health in Humanitarian Assistance PHHA, International Maternal and Child Health IMCH, Department of Women s and Children s Health, Uppsala, Sweden
    Disaster Manag Response 4:49-58. 2006
    ..Program officers should have satisfiers and dissatisfiers, as identified by Herzberg, in mind when planning programs. The probability that personnel will leave humanitarian work is lower if they perceive working conditions as good...
  3. ncbi Five essential elements of immediate and mid-term mass trauma intervention: empirical evidence
    Stevan E Hobfoll
    Summa Kent State University, Center for the Treatment and Study of Traumatic Stress, Akron, OH 44310, USA
    Psychiatry 70:283-315; discussion 316-69. 2007
    ..These are promoting: 1) a sense of safety, 2) calming, 3) a sense of self- and community efficacy, 4) connectedness, and 5) hope...
  4. ncbi Surgical and psychosocial outcomes in the rural injured--a follow-up study of the 2001 earthquake victims
    Nobhojit Roy
    Department of Surgery, BARC Hospital, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai 400094, India
    Injury 36:927-34. 2005
    ..We revisited the rural victims of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake in an attempt to analyse their surgical outcome and the status of their physical/psychosocial rehabilitation, 2 years after the disaster...
  5. ncbi The south Asian earthquake six months later--an ongoing crisis
    Richard J Brennan
    International Rescue Committee, New York, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1769-71. 2006
  6. doi The untold stories of the Sichuan earthquake
    Emily Y Y Chan
    School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Lancet 372:359-62. 2008
  7. ncbi The Gujarat earthquake (2001) experience in a seismically unprepared area: community hospital medical response
    Nobhojit Roy
    BARC Hospital, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai, India
    Prehosp Disaster Med 17:186-95. 2002
    ..The known number killed by the earthquake is 20,005, with 166,000 injured, of whom 20,717 were "seriously" injured. About 370,000 houses were destroyed, and another 922,000 were damaged...
  8. ncbi Health needs of patients with chronic diseases who lived through the great Hanshin earthquake
    Kikuko Mori
    College of Nursing Art and Science, University of Hyogo, Akashi, Japan
    Disaster Manag Response 5:8-13. 2007
    ..To identify the health needs of patients with chronic diseases who lived through the great Hanshin earthquake of 1995...
  9. pmc Sharing evidence on humanitarian relief
    Edward J Mills
    BMJ 331:1485-6. 2005
  10. ncbi Earthquakes and crush syndrome casualties: lessons learned from the Kashmir disaster
    R Vanholder
    Renal Disaster Relief Task Force of the International Society of Nephrology, Gent, Belgium
    Kidney Int 71:17-23. 2007
    ..It is concluded that well-organized international help in renal disasters can be effective in saving many lives, but still necessitates conceptual adaptations owing to specific local circumstances...
  11. ncbi An earthquake disaster in Turkey: an overview of the experience of the Israeli Defence Forces Field Hospital in Adapazari
    Y Bar-Dayan
    Israeli Defence Forces Medical Corps
    Disasters 24:262-70. 2000
    ..The rapid establishment of the field hospital enabled the local medical facilities to 'buy time' in order to organise and restore surgical and hospitalisation abilities in this disastrous situation...
  12. ncbi The public health aspects of complex emergencies and refugee situations
    M J Toole
    Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia
    Annu Rev Public Health 18:283-312. 1997
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  13. pmc Mortality among displaced former UNITA members and their families in Angola: a retrospective cluster survey
    Thomas Grein
    Epicentre, 8 rue Saint Sabin, 75011 Paris, France
    BMJ 327:650. 2003
    ..To measure retrospectively mortality among a previously inaccessible population of former UNITA members and their families displaced within Angola, before and after their arrival in resettlement camps after ceasefire of 4 April 2002...
  14. ncbi HIV/AIDS among conflict-affected and displaced populations: dispelling myths and taking action
    Paul B Spiegel
    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, DOS HCDS, Case Postale 2500, 1211 Geneva 2 Depot, Switzerland
    Disasters 28:322-39. 2004
    ..These include targeting at-risk groups, protection, programming strategies, coordination and integration and monitoring and evaluation. Areas for future HIV/AIDS operational research in conflict are discussed...
  15. ncbi Public health issues in disasters
    Eric K Noji
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:S29-33. 2005
    ..g., intentional or deliberately released biologic agents) and outlines the requirements for effective emergency medical and public health response to these events...
  16. ncbi Doing good, but looking bad? Local perceptions of two humanitarian organisations in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Dennis Dijkzeul
    Conflict and Organisation Research, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    Disasters 34:1139-70. 2010
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  17. ncbi Disaster relief work: nurses and others in bushfire territory
    H M Cox
    School of Nursing, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 3:218-23. 1997
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  18. ncbi Spinal cord injury management and rehabilitation: highlights and shortcomings from the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan
    Farooq A Rathore
    Spinal Rehabilitation Unit, Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:579-85. 2008
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  19. ncbi Rapid assessment of population size by area sampling in disaster situations
    V Brown
    Disasters 25:164-71. 2001
    ..Issues related to population density and number and size of blocks to be selected require further research for the method to be better validated...
  20. ncbi Tsunami: response to a disaster
    Dirk R G Danschutter
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Free University Hospital, AZ VU Brussels, Laarbeeklaan 101, Brussels B1090, Belgium
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 17:481-94, xii. 2005
    ..This article tells one story of disaster relief efforts and proposes an established team of pediatricians to respond to disaster situations in the future...
  21. ncbi Air Force expeditionary medical support unit at the Houston floods: use of a military model in civilian disaster response
    Adanto R D'Amore
    Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX 78236 5300, USA
    Mil Med 170:103-8. 2005
    ..During its 11-day stay, the facility treated 1,036 patients, including 312 ambulance arrivals, 48 inpatients, and 33 intensive care unit patients, and performed 33 dental procedures and 16 operations...
  22. ncbi Comparison of the expectations of residents and rescue providers of community emergency medical response after mudslide disasters
    Carlos Lam
    Wanfang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
    Disasters 31:405-16. 2007
    ..02 and 0.03, respectively), which were more appreciated by residents. We conclude that residents had higher expectations of evacuation, temporary relocation, lodging, food, and sanitary management than the rescue groups...
  23. ncbi Application of knowledge management and the intelligence continuum for medical emergencies and disaster scenarios
    Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    Center for Management of Medical Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60661, USA
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1:5149-52. 2006
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  24. ncbi Charting a course into the unknown: Banda Aceh, Indonesia, tsunami, 2004
    Karen M Anderson
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Perspect Psychiatr Care 43:47-51. 2007
    ..My journey as an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, aboard the USNS Mercy, providing humanitarian aid to victims of the December 2004 tsunami is the focus of this paper...
  25. ncbi Caring for the caregivers and patients left behind: experiences of a volunteer nurse during Hurricane Katrina
    Sandra L Leiby
    Graduate School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 20:83-90, vii. 2008
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  26. ncbi The human factors in a disaster
    Kevin Davies
    School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan, Glyntaff, Pontypridd, South Wales, UK CF37 1DL
    Nurs Clin North Am 40:579-86, x-xi. 2005
    ..This article highlights the relationship of human factors that can be found with third-world disasters and reviews interventions that have been used to reduce illness, injuries and deaths...
  27. ncbi At capacity and beyond. Ideas such as 'surge' hospitals are getting a more careful look as healthcare wrestles with planning for large-scale disasters
    Michael Romano
    Mod Healthc 35:6-7, 16, 1. 2005
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  28. ncbi Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: evacuee healthcare efforts remote from hurricane affected areas
    Phillip A Rozeman
    Willis Knighton Health System, Northwest Louisiana Red Cross, Shreveport, LA, USA
    South Med J 99:1329-33. 2006
    ..Its purpose is to compile "lessons learned" in preparation for the next disaster recovery effort that might affect this or any other region of our country...
  29. ncbi IMERT deployment to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in response to Hurricane Katrina, September 2005
    Mary Connelly
    Illinois Nurse Volunteer Emergency Needs Team, Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, USA
    Disaster Manag Response 4:4-11. 2006
    ..The team worked to support local providers, establish order, and assist more than 3000 evacuees. The challenges and lessons learned from this deployment are identified...
  30. ncbi Rapid assessment of the needs and health status in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties, Florida, after Hurricane Ivan, September 2004
    Tesfaye Bayleyegn
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, National Center for Environmental Health NCEH, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Health Studies Branch, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Disaster Manag Response 4:12-8. 2006
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  31. ncbi Standards in collaborative international disaster drills: a case study of two international search and rescue drills
    Ariel Rokach
    Israeli Defense Forces Home Front Command Medical Department, Israel
    Prehosp Disaster Med 23:60-2. 2008
    ..Preparedness for international collaboration includes drills. Two such drills held by the Israeli Home Front Command and other military and civilian bodies with the nations of Greece and Turkey are described in this article...
  32. ncbi [Growing importance of the Coordinated Medical Services]
    Esther Bärtschi
    Geschäftsstelle KSD, Ittigen
    Ther Umsch 65:36-41. 2008
    ..The significance of the Coordinated Medical Services (CMS) has been underlined by the new ordinance which entered into force on 1 June 2005...
  33. ncbi Assisting older victims of disasters: roles and responsibilities for social workers
    Barbra L Torgusen
    University of Alabama, USA
    J Gerontol Soc Work 47:27-44. 2006
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  34. ncbi Measuring revealed and emergent vulnerabilities of coastal communities to tsunami in Sri Lanka
    Jörn Birkmann
    Vulnerability Assessment Section, Institute for Environment and Human Security, United Nations University, Germany
    Disasters 32:82-105. 2008
    ..Finally, it discusses the usefulness and application of vulnerability indicators within the framework of reconstruction...
  35. ncbi Response to hurricane disasters
    David V Shatz
    Division of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, PO Box 016960 D 40, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 86:545-55. 2006
    ..All aspects of medical response, from first responders to hospitals, can directly and negatively be affected by the storm. Planning and practice, however, can drastically improve the outcome...
  36. ncbi Mass medical evacuation: Hurricane Katrina and nursing experiences at the New Orleans airport
    Kelly R Klein
    Section of EMS Homeland Security and Disaster Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Disaster Manag Response 5:56-61. 2007
    ..S. history. As the frequency of disasters continues to rise, it is imperative that the nursing profession realize its value in the disaster arena and continually take leadership roles...
  37. ncbi The Sri Lanka tsunami experience
    Seiji Yamada
    Hawaii Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Disaster Manag Response 4:38-48. 2006
    ..The need continues for education and training in clinical skills for mass rescue and emergency treatment, as well as participation in a multidisciplinary response...
  38. ncbi A Katrina experience: lessons learned
    Mary Currier
    Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss 39216, USA
    Am J Med 119:986-92. 2006
    ..We reviewed our experiences and share lessons learned...
  39. ncbi Health aspects of the Tsunami disaster in Asia
    Mukesh Kapila
    World Health Orgainization WHO Headquarters
    Prehosp Disaster Med 20:368-77. 2005
    ..These lessons must be converted into actions in order to mitigate the damage sustained and to enhance our responses to the damage from future events...
  40. ncbi Operation Sumatra Assist: surgery for survivors of the tsunami disaster in Indonesia
    Anthony J Chambers
    1st Health Support Battalion, Liverpool Military Area, 12 3 11 Marshall Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 76:39-42. 2006
    ..Three amputations were carried out. The remaining 41 patients underwent 54 procedures (31%) for emergent surgical conditions unrelated to the disaster...
  41. ncbi Responding to the Boxing Day tsunami disaster in Aceh, Indonesia: Western and South Australian contributions
    Andrew Pearce
    Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 18:86-92. 2006
    ..To describe the Western and South Australian response to the Boxing Day tsunami disaster in Aceh, Indonesia...
  42. ncbi Disaster medical response: maximizing your effectiveness
    Doug Campos-Outcalt
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 4001 North Third Street 415, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA
    J Fam Pract 55:113-5. 2006
    ..Until a proper infrastructure is re-established, general medical services cannot be provided. Physician services are most effectively provided in collaboration with, or as part of, an organized local response agency...
  43. pmc Direct patient care during an acute disaster: chasing the will-o'-the-wisp
    Ijlal Babar
    Ocean Springs Hospital, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA
    Crit Care 10:206. 2006
    ..These unexpected developments emphasize the importance of contingency planning as part of disaster preparedness...
  44. ncbi Dialysis services in the hurricane-affected areas in 2005: lessons learned
    Myra A Kleinpeter
    Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Med Sci 332:259-63. 2006
    ..Hurricane Rita caused similar damage to the western Gulf Coast at Lake Charles, Louisiana and Beaumont, Texas and further delayed recovery of dialysis services in the New Orleans metropolitan area...
  45. ncbi Managing volunteers: FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue programme and interactions with unaffiliated responders in disaster response
    Lauren E Barsky
    Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716, US
    Disasters 31:495-507. 2007
    ..This paper demonstrates some key aspects of the relationship between volunteers and formal response organisations in disasters...
  46. ncbi Operation Aftershock: the U.S. military disaster response to the Yogyakarta earthquake May through June 2006
    Dennis Amundson
    Department of Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92134 5000, USA
    Mil Med 173:236-40. 2008
    ..S. military appearing as if it were trying to establish a permanent presence...
  47. ncbi Medical response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita: local public health preparedness in action
    J Rush Pierce
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX 79106, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:441-6. 2007
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  48. ncbi Lessons learned from Indonesia: an outline
    William J McDaniel
    Mil Med 171:59-62. 2006
    ..N. agencies instead of performing independent actions. The success of this total approach was unquestioned, and the lessons learned should be utilized fully in planning future disaster responses, both foreign and domestic...
  49. ncbi The Armenian earthquake of 1988: a milestone in the evolution of nephrology
    Garabed Eknoyan
    Renal Section, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Adv Ren Replace Ther 10:87-92. 2003
    ..The subsequent efforts of the National Kidney Foundation and the International Society of Nephrology prompted the discipline to examine, evaluate, and establish a role for nephrologists in preparedness and response to natural disasters...
  50. ncbi Operation Unified Assistance population-based programs of the U.S. Public Health Service and international team
    Jon T Perez
    Division of Behavioral Health, Indian Health Service, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Mil Med 171:53-8. 2006
    ..It also details the potential benefits of using small teams on the ground, backed by much larger virtual teams to develop programming in real time across nations and continents, and do so in very short time frames...
  51. ncbi [Management of a cholera epidemic by a humanitarian organization]
    R Piarroux
    L Organisation Médecins du Monde, Paris, France
    Med Trop (Mars) 62:361-7. 2002
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  52. ncbi The USNS Mercy and the changing landscape of humanitarian and disaster response
    Kevin M McGuinness
    Bureau of Health Professions, National Health Service Corps, Rockville, MD 20857, USA
    Mil Med 171:48-52. 2006
    ..Such issues are generally relevant to the interaction between civilian volunteers and professional disaster responders...
  53. ncbi Rapid assessment of health needs and medical response after the tsunami in Thailand, 2004-2005
    Fernando Güereña-Burgueño
    Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand
    Mil Med 171:8-11. 2006
    ..S. assistance to areas with greater need for international emergency humanitarian assistance...
  54. ncbi [Humanitarian intervention, example of the French Civil Defense as a government organization]
    D de Lagrevol
    UIISC7, Camps Couderc, BP 306, 83177 Brignoles
    Med Trop (Mars) 62:368-71. 2002
    ..The French Civil Defense organizes a range of emergency services including medical care, water supply, and search and rescue in cooperation with local and foreign teams...
  55. ncbi Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System Indian Ocean tsunami response
    Jean Paul Chretien
    Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, Division of Preventive Medicine, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD 20910 7500, USA
    Mil Med 171:12-4. 2006
    ..Preexisting collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and host countries was critical for the DoD-GEIS tsunami response...
  56. ncbi Medical support to Sri Lanka in the wake of tsunamis: planning considerations and lessons learned
    David A Lane
    Third Force Service Support Group, Marine Forces Pacific Unit 38404, FPO AP 96604 8404
    Mil Med 171:19-23. 2006
    ..This article discusses the context in which CSG-SL planned and executed the medical aspects of its HA/DR operations in Sri Lanka, and it describes the most significant medical lessons learned...
  57. ncbi Combined Support Force 536: Operation Unified Assistance
    Stephen F McCartney
    III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan
    Mil Med 171:24-6. 2006
    ..The tasking of III Marine Expeditionary Force and my experience as Joint Task Force Surgeon suggest deliberate civil-military planning is beneficial and can significantly reduce human suffering...
  58. ncbi [Military Bioforce, example of governmental humanitarian action]
    J P Boutin
    Service de médecine des collectivités, IMTSSA, BP 46, Le Pharo, 13998 Marseille Armees, France
    Med Trop (Mars) 62:386-90. 2002
    ..The author describe the missions carried out by the biological risk team during the 1990s as an illustration of governmental humanitarian action...
  59. ncbi "Just-in-time" mental health training and surveillance for the Project HOPE mission
    David M Benedek
    Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    Mil Med 171:63-5. 2006
    ..The training and surveillance efforts included a focus on mental health aspects of the mission...
  60. ncbi Tsunami overview
    Robert C Morrow
    Operations Evaluation Group, CNA Corp, Alexandria, VA 22311, USA
    Mil Med 171:5-7. 2006
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  61. ncbi Hurricane Katrina disaster diplomacy
    Ilan Kelman
    National Center for Atmospheric Research, 3450 Mitchell Lane, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
    Disasters 31:288-309. 2007
    ..The evidence presented is used to discuss the potential implications of Hurricane Katrina disaster diplomacy, indicating that factors other than disaster-related activities generally dominate diplomatic relations and foreign policy...
  62. ncbi Hospitals in Hurricane Katrina: challenges facing custodial institutions in a disaster
    Bradford H Gray
    Health Policy Center, The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:283-98. 2007
    ..This paper explores what happened in New Orleans-area hospitals during and after Hurricane Katrina and why hospitals had such varied experiences. We conclude with lessons based on the Katrina experience...
  63. ncbi Mobilizing mobile medical units for hurricane relief: the United States Public Health Service and Broward County Health Department response to hurricane Wilma, Broward County, Florida
    Melanie M Taylor
    United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:447-52. 2007
    ..To describe the outcomes of a collaborative response of federal, state, county, and local agencies in conducting syndromic surveillance and delivering medical care to persons affected by the storm through the use of mobile medical units...
  64. ncbi Children and megadisasters: lessons learned in the new millennium
    Andrew L Garrett
    National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 W 168th St, New York, NY 10023, USA
    Adv Pediatr 54:189-214. 2007
    ..Box 7 includes suggestions for national priorities for child disaster care...
  65. ncbi Data collection and communications in the public health response to a disaster: rapid population estimate surveys and the Daily Dashboard in post-Katrina New Orleans
    Gregory Stone
    Louisiana Public Health Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:453-60. 2007
    ..Lack of information about the city's population size and health needs and the absence of an adequate communications system posed considerable obstacles to the coordination of local, state, and federal public health assets...
  66. ncbi Massachusetts General Hospital participation in Operation Unified Assistance for tsunami relief in Banda Aceh, Indonesia
    Waichi Wong
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Mil Med 171:37-9. 2006
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  67. ncbi The problems faced by three government disaster response teams of Ankara city during the Marmara earthquake - 1999 response
    Kerim Hakan Altntaş
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Eur J Emerg Med 11:95-101. 2004
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  68. ncbi Civilian-military coordination in the emergency response in Indonesia
    Neil Joyce
    Mil Med 171:66-70. 2006
    ..Specific events and activities illustrate the comparative roles of these types of agencies and how collaboration should recognize the abilities and limitations of each...
  69. ncbi Disaster management: lessons from immediate responses to the tsunami
    Diyanath Samarasinghe
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo
    Ceylon Med J 50:25-7. 2005
    ..Control of the relief effort to the maximum feasible extent, should be in the hands of those at whom it is directed...
  70. ncbi Expert system prototype of food aid distribution
    Neeta Singh
    Department of Nutrition, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:116-21. 2007
    ..Finally, the panels indicated a belief that the system could have an overall positive impact on the stages of monitoring and evaluating food aid processes of the food relief organizations...
  71. ncbi A survey of international urban search-and-rescue teams following the Ji Ji earthquake
    Wen Ta Chiu
    Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
    Disasters 26:85-94. 2002
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  72. ncbi [Epidemiological surveillance during humanitarian emergencies]
    D Coulombier
    Bureau OMS de Lyon, 58 avenue Debourg, 69007 Lyon, France
    Med Trop (Mars) 62:391-5. 2002
    ..The system must have the simplicity and flexibility necessary to adapt changing, unstable situations as well as high sensitivity necessary for early detection of epidemic outbreaks...
  73. ncbi Disaster relief and recovery after a landslide at a small, rural hospital in Guatemala
    Ithan D Peltan
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02124, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 24:542-8. 2009
    ..Though many reports have assessed hospital emergency responses during a disaster that affected the facility's operations, relatively little work has been dedicated to identifying factors that aid or impede the recovery of such hospitals...
  74. pmc Snapshots of Haiti: a physician's relief work in a country in crisis
    Robert C McKersie
    Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, Lawrence, MA 01841, USA
    Ann Fam Med 8:556-8. 2010
    ..But most importantly, I left Haiti with a renewed belief in what humans are able to accomplish when we all work together for a common purpose...
  75. ncbi Successful coupling of community attachment of health science students with relief work for drought victims
    Yared Wondmikun
    College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
    Educ Health (Abingdon) 18:179-93. 2005
    ..The country appealed for support to avert drought-related health problems. University of Gondar decided to respond to the appeal by sending students and staff to selected drought-affected areas...
  76. ncbi Prevention of debris flow disasters on Chengdu-Kunming Railway
    W Wang
    State Key Hydraulics Lab of High Speed Flow, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
    J Environ Sci (China) 13:333-6. 2001
    ..basin environmental factors, the basin meteoric factors, the prevention work's elements and the flood-relief work's elements, and the prevention system is made up of three models--a judgment model to assess the debris flow ..
  77. ncbi Rapid assessment survey of earthquake affected Bhuj block of Kachchh District, Gujarat, India
    A T Pawar
    Department of P S M, B J Medical College, Pune, India
    Indian J Med Sci 59:488-94. 2005
    ..How much human loss would have caused by the earthquake in Bhuj block? What is the environmental sanitation status?..
  78. ncbi Pilot training program for developing disaster nursing competencies among undergraduate students in China
    Samantha M C Pang
    School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Nurs Health Sci 11:367-73. 2009
    ..In the program evaluation, most students indicated their willingness and capability in disaster relief work under supervision, and they were keen to advance their competencies in the field of disaster nursing.
  79. ncbi Transformative experiences for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita disaster volunteers
    Lory Clukey
    University of Northern Colorado, School of Nursing, Gunter Box 125, Greeley, CO 80639, USA
    Disasters 34:644-56. 2010
    ..by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 provided an opportunity for many volunteers to be involved with disaster relief work. Exposure to devastation and personal trauma can have long-lasting and sometimes detrimental effects on people ..
  80. pmc Psychological distress among adolescents in Chengdu, Sichuan at 1 month after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J Urban Health 87:504-23. 2010
    ..The results have important implications for earthquake preparedness and relief work in the future.
  81. ncbi Response and recovery
    Marvin L Birnbaum
    Prehosp Disaster Med 23:1-2. 2008
  82. ncbi A developmental perspective on risk for compassion fatigue in middle-aged nurses caring for hurricane victims in Florida
    Deborah I Frank
    College of Nursing, Florida State University, Tallahassee 32306, Florida
    Holist Nurs Pract 21:55-62; quiz 63-2. 2007
    ..Developmental theory and CF theory provided the framework for the study. Consistent with both theories, 76% of the nurses were at low risk for CF...
  83. ncbi A clinical follow-up study of reserve forces personnel treated for mental health problems following demobilisation
    N Jones
    Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, Department of Psychological Medicine, King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    J Ment Health 20:136-45. 2011
    ..The Reserves Mental Health Programme (RMHP) provides a clinical service for members of the United Kingdom's Reserve Forces deployed to combat operations since 2003...
  84. ncbi Recycle your mobile phone for tsunami relief
    Robert Morton
    Pract Midwife 8:6. 2005
  85. ncbi [Role of pharmacists during serious natural disasters: report from Ishinomaki, the disaster-struck city]
    Yoshiro Tanno
    Ishinomaki Pharmacist Association
    Yakugaku Zasshi 134:19-23. 2014
    ..of an adoptive management system for large-scale natural disasters, a coordinated system for disaster medical assistance team (DMAT), Japanese Red Cross (JRC), Self-Defense Force (SDF), and other relief work organizations was imperative.
  86. pmc Disaster management in flash floods in leh (ladakh): a case study
    Preeti Gupta
    Regimental Medical Officer, Leh, Ladakh, India
    Indian J Community Med 37:185-90. 2012
    ..The injured and the dead were shifted to Army Hospital, Leh, and mass casualty management was started by the army doctors while relief work was mounted by the army and civil administration.
  87. pmc Disability and health-related rehabilitation in international disaster relief
    Jan D Reinhardt
    International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine ISPRM, Rehabilitation Disaster Relief Committee, Assenede, Ghent, Belgium
    Glob Health Action 4:7191. 2011
    ..Natural disasters result in significant numbers of disabling impairments. Paradoxically, however, the traditional health system response to natural disasters largely neglects health-related rehabilitation as a strategic intervention...
  88. ncbi Multiple disasters and policy responses in pre- and post-independence Orissa, India
    Nibedita S Ray-Bennett
    Disaster and Development Centre, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Disasters 33:274-90. 2009
    ..This study posits, therefore, that multiple disasters deserve good representation in integrated disaster reduction strategies designed to mitigate their impacts...
  89. ncbi The charity of early modern Londoners
    Ian W Archer
    Trans R Hist Soc 12:223-44. 2002
  90. ncbi Securing Iraq's health
    Richard Garfield
    Lancet 362:1938. 2003
  91. ncbi The H1N1 crisis: a case study of the integration of mental and behavioral health in public health crises
    Betty Pfefferbaum
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73126 0901, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 6:67-71. 2012
    ....
  92. ncbi Carried away . . . in a sea of black water
    Anie Kalayjian
    United Nations NGO Human Rights Committee
    Reflect Nurs Leadersh 31:34-5. 2005
  93. ncbi Effects of the tsunami on fisheries and coastal livelihood: a case study of tsunami-ravaged southern Sri Lanka
    D A M De Silva
    Department of Food and Environmental Economics, Graduate School of Biosphere Sciences, University of Hiroshima, Higashi, Hiroshima, Japan
    Disasters 31:386-404. 2007
    ..Relocation and resettlement plans brought persistent uncertainty to fishermen in Hikkaduwa and Weligama and threatened to disrupt their community bonds and social networks...
  94. ncbi After the flood: an evaluation of in-home drinking water treatment with combined flocculent-disinfectant following Tropical Storm Jeanne -- Gonaives, Haiti, 2004
    Romulo E Colindres
    Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA 30333, USA
    J Water Health 5:367-74. 2007
    ..This highly effective water purification method can help protect disaster-affected communities from waterborne disease...
  95. ncbi Introduction: spirituality and catastrophe
    Harold G Koenig
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, GRECC VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    South Med J 100:921-3. 2007
  96. ncbi [Ophthalmic relief activities conducted by Iwate Medical University after the Great East Japan Earthquake]
    Yasutaka Gotoh
    Department of Ophthalmology, Iwate Medical University School of Medicine, Morioka 020 8505, Japan
    Nihon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi 117:911-7. 2013
    ..To report the ophthalmic relief activities conducted by Iwate Medical University after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011...
  97. ncbi Care for the Caregivers: a program for Canadian military chaplains after serving in NATO and United Nations peacekeeping missions in the 1990s
    G Zimmerman
    Carleton University, School of Business, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Mil Med 165:687-90. 2000
    ..Having met its objectives, the program has become a normal concluding part of stressful deployments...
  98. ncbi [Is early debriefing useful or harmful?]
    Kristian Wahlbeck
    Vaasan keskussairaala ja Stakes, mielenterveysryhmä, Helsinki
    Duodecim 121:241-3. 2005
  99. ncbi Policy development in disaster preparedness and management: lessons learned from the January 2001 earthquake in Gujarat, India
    Rannveig Bremer
    Joint Medical Services, Military Medical Training and Competence Center, Norway
    Prehosp Disaster Med 18:372-84. 2003
    ..This study identifies how assigned indicators to measure the level of health care may improve disaster preparedness and management, thus, reducing human suffering...
  100. ncbi Dilemmas and challenges for the shelter sector: lessons learned from the Sphere revision process
    Graham Saunders
    Catholic Relief Services, 209 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 3443, USA
    Disasters 28:160-75. 2004
    ..to date...
  101. ncbi International NGOs and the role of network centrality in humanitarian aid operations: a case study of coordination during the 2000 Mozambique floods
    Spencer Moore
    Centre for Health and Policy Studies, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, G230 Health Sciences Bldg, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1, Canada
    Disasters 27:305-18. 2003
    ..05). This report addresses the significance of these findings in the context of the Mozambican 2000 floods and the type of data required to evaluate system-wide coordination...

Research Grants23

  1. Child & Family Disaster Research Training & Education
    Betty Pfefferbaum; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..6) To design a modular, multidisciplinary research-training curriculum on child and family disaster mental health incorporating modern principles of public mental health and a scientifically informed developmental psychopathology model. ..
  2. PREDICTING DEPRESSION OUTCOMES IN MEDICALLY ILL ELDERS
    Harold Koenig; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..It will also provide important information to both guide future clinical trials and identify barriers to effective treatment of depression in these patients. ..
  3. Risk for Alcohol Problems Among College Students
    Jeffrey Simons; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Better understanding of the etiological paths to alcohol use problems may be useful for early identification of individuals at risk for alcohol use problems and may inform the development of effective interventions. ..
  4. Expectancies and Evaluations of Alcohol Problems
    RALUCA GAHER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The study will contribute to understanding factors that may discourage hazardous drinking (or foster safe drinking) and affect people's decisions to drink safely and avoid negative consequences. ..
  5. Community Integration after Spinal Cord Injury: Using Photovoice to Identify Barr
    Susan Newman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This checklist will be utilized to inform future intervention projects and health promotion activities that facilitate the integration of individuals with SCI into the Charleston community. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  6. Multidimensional Assessment and Intervention for Elder Self-Neglect
    Carmel B Dyer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We intend to test the hypothesis that this approach will improve the quality of care and outcomes provided to these seniors by state protective service agencies. ..
  7. Self-control and alcohol problems: Psychological mechanisms
    Jeffrey S Simons; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..To enhance understanding of alcohol disorder etiology, a theory-based, multi-level model of self control, goal-setting, and alcohol consumption and use disorder symptoms will be tested. ..
  8. Research Education in Disaster Mental Health
    Fran Norris; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These include criterion based evaluations, consumer surveys, and quasi-experimental designs, among other approaches. ..
  9. ANTIVIRAL THERAPY AND HIV IN THE GENITAL TRACT OF WOMEN
    Susan Cu Uvin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We also propose to enroll women who have undergone total hysterectomy to assess HIV dynamics in the vagina. ..
  10. Virtual Reality Treatment of PTSD and Substance Abuse
    JoAnn Difede; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This project will focus on the use of the configurable virtual reality environments in the treatment of chronic PTSD following the World Trade Center (WTC) attack of September 11, 2001. ..
  11. Understand Disparities in Cervical Cancer Survival
    Ann Coker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. Family Involvement /Resident Psychosocial Status in LTC
    JOSEPH GAUGLER; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  13. Toward Developing Postdisaster Community Interventions
    Fran Norris; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Proposed products include integrative reviews of the literature and a preliminary program model and research design. ..
  14. Mood and Substance Use Among College Students
    Jeffrey Simons; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Better understanding of the etiological paths of substance use problems may be useful for early identification of individuals at risk for substance use problems and may inform the development of effective interventions. ..
  15. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF EXERTION, STRESS, AND PRETERM DELIVERY
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  16. THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF DISASTER RECOVERY
    Fran Norris; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The research team combines expertise in trauma, Latino culture, and Mexican society. Collaborative relationships between the applicant organization and researchers in Mexico have been established. ..
  17. Caregiver Outcomes Post NH Placement of a Family Member
    JOSEPH GAUGLER; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  18. Comprehensive Support for Alzheimer's Disease Caregivers
    JOSEPH GAUGLER; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The proposed evaluation will provide detailed information on the potential of the ECS to serve as a model intervention for various family caregivers of Alzheimer?s patients in diverse geographic contexts. [unreadable]..
  19. IRON, ZINC AND FOLATE AND PRETERM DELIVERY
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Although all are strongly suspected of influencing risk of preterm delivery, this study should provide evidence relevant to screening practice for infection and vitamin use during pregnancy. ..