Psychological Concerns after Hurricane Katrina: Tips for Medical Care Providers   [open pdf - 66KB]

"Health care providers assume many roles in the midst of natural disasters: caregiver, leader, comforter, and information source. Hurricane Katrina has displaced thousands, destroyed countless homes and property, and claimed numerous lives. Although the hurricane's strength has dissipated, its aftermath will be felt for considerable time to come. As health care providers mobilize to help, they should be mindful of the losses experienced by the population they will assist. Interviewing with sensitivity is essential, and is the first step in assessing specific needs. This fact sheet provides information for health care providers after hurricanes and pays special attention to some of the issues for individuals providing support in the aftermath of Katrina."

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Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress: http://www.centerforthestudyoftraumaticstress.org
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