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A systematic review of the international disaster case management literature in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

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Better connections between the emergency management and international social work communities will be needed in the face of future large-scale disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Better linkages between these communities are needed to improve disaster …

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Infectious diseases following natural disasters: prevention and control measures

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Risk assessment is essential in post-disaster situation. A high priority should be given to rapid implementation of control measures such as through re-establishing and improving primary healthcare delivery.
This systematic review included 21 articles and assessed risk factors and potential infectious diseases …

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Natural disasters and suicidal behaviours

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There is a need for further research with solid designs to elucidate the impact of natural disasters on suicidal behaviors. Mental health and suicidal behaviors should be monitored for several years after a disaster.
This …

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Natural disasters and injuries: what does a surgeon need to know

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Research indicated earthquakes could require special surgical assistance, particularly for limb injuries, thus making orthopedic and plastic surgeries priority specialist areas. Other natural disasters, such as tsunamis, storms, floods, and wildfires, seem to lead to fewer major injuries.
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A meta-review of school-based disaster interventions for child and adolescent survivors

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School-based universal programs that are conducted by teachers and paraprofessionals are effective in reducing PTSD symptoms in children and adolescents. There is a need to expand statistical methods and study design to test for …

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Power outages, extreme events and health: a systematic review of the literature from 2011-2012

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Power outages were found to impact health on different levels, with recurring themes being that following a power outages healthcare services and frontlines services become difficult to access. Current evidence and knowledge on the topic was assessed to be of overall …

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Secondary stressors and extreme events and disasters: a systematic review of primary research from 2010-2011

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This is the first review to develop a typology of secondary stressors following extreme events. Some secondary stressors are entities in themselves, whereas others are primary stressors whose immediate effects have not been mitigated. Future research should focus on defining secondary …

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Quels facteurs influent sur l’efficacité des interventions d’urgence WASH?

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La plupart des interventions d’urgence en matière d’eau, d’assainissement et d’hygiène (WASH) sont efficaces et réduisent systématiquement le risque de maladie et le risque de transmission; cependant, la conception du programme et les préférences des bénéficiaires étaient des considérations importantes pour …

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Facteurs de stress secondaires et événements et désastres extrêmes : une revue systématique de la recherche primaire de 2010-2011

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Les résultats d’études non randomisées publiées entre 2010 et 2011 ont identifié des catégories de facteurs de stress secondaires parmi lesquels figurent les facteurs de stress économiques, les facteurs de stress liés à la santé, les pertes physiques et matérielles, le …

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La santé mentale et le soutien psychosocial dans des milieux humanitaires : pratique et recherche liée

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Une méta-analyse démontre que les interventions psychothérapeutes réduisent de façon efficace le TSPT chez les adultes en milieu humanitaire dans les pays à faible et à moyen revenu. Chez les enfants, une analyse des interventions en milieu scolaire et en groupe …

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