Health Disaster Management: Guidelines for Evaluation and Research introduces a structural framework for investigations into the medical and public health aspects of disasters including: a standardized, universal set of definitions; a conceptual model for disasters; indicators and standards; descriptions of 14 basic societal functions bound together by a coordination and control function; and a disaster response template and two research templates. The templates are to be used in the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of research and/or evaluations of interventions directed at preventing hazards from becoming a disaster-producing event, mitigating the of such an event on the affected society, and/or responses to a disaster.
|Credits, Forward, & Preface||Page Number|
|Chapter One: Introduction||1|
|Chapter Two: Methods Used for Evaluation and Research||25|
|II. Conceptual Framework|
|Chapter Three: Overview and Concepts||31|
|Chapter Four: Conceptual Model: Hazard, Risk, Vulnerability, and Damage||56|
|Chapter Five: Functions, Requirements, Supplies, Damage, and Needs||69|
|Chapter Six: Interventions, Effects, Outcomes, Benefits, and Costs||103|
|Chapter Seven: Responses, Relief, and Recovery||113|
|Chapter Eight: Ethical Issues||128|
|Glossary of Terminology||144|
This work was supported in part by grants from the Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine and the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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