Post‐event support for disaster workers: integrating recovery resources and the recovery environment

Douglas Paton (Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand)

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Publication date: 1 March 1997

Abstract

The recognition that disaster workers may be victimized as a consequence of fulfilling their disaster relief role has resulted in the development of several interventions to assist their recovery. Psychological debriefing is a prominent support resource. Uses recent concerns over the effectiveness of debriefing to frame a discussion of the nature of recovery and the longer‐term determinants of its effectiveness. Focuses on the role of social, psychological, familial and organizational factors as determinants of the quality of recovery. Discusses the implications of these factors for the design and delivery of support resources for disaster workers.

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Paton, D. (1997), "Post‐event support for disaster workers: integrating recovery resources and the recovery environment", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 43-49. https://doi.org/10.1108/09653569710162442

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

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