Disaster Management for Health Care Professionals

by Joshi Sonopant G

Disasters may be all sorts of natural and man-made disasters. Disaster strikes quickly, it changes life of all that it touches and its effects are felt long after the event. These disasters bring the necessity for urgent situation preparedness to the concentration of population. Floods, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, cyclones, fire, etc. Disasters create monumental challenges to the whole community. Disaster management instruction is helpful for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and students of Social Work of all faculties. Disasters mainly of high enormity like floods, earthquakes, bomb blasts bring about physical, physiological, psychological and socioeconomic problems. Man-made disaster is a disastrous consequence caused directly and principally by one or more identifiable deliberate or negligent human actions. The urbanization and industrialization has increased the man-made and technological disasters. To analyze the effect of disaster it may be considered as a public health predicament meant for various causes. They can source an unexpected record of death, injuries or poor health in affected community, more than the therapeutic competence. Hospital preparedness is important to any disaster retort system. Each hospital requires having an emergency preparedness arrangement to deal with mass casualty incidents. The health services in disasters are decisive elements of disaster management team; protocol and guiding principle make out solution announcement challenges in a disaster.

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Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. G Joshi Sonopant Symbiosis College of Nursing Pune, Maharashtra, India
ISBN 9789350258118
Speciality Hospital Administration
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11645
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2012
Pages 168
Book Type Professional


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