Gerontology and Emergency Management: Discovering Pertinent Themes and Functional Elements Within the Two Disciplines [Chapter 15] [open pdf - 116KB]
From the Abstract: "In this chapter, the confluence of Gerontology and Emergency Management is considered. Both disciplines have facets that are mutually complimentary. The chapter illustrates the psychosocial issues, practical considerations, and the applicability of gerontology within emergency management, and vice versa. Other elements that provide insights, such as future collaborations between the two fields of study, are given consideration, as well as the overlapping features of other disciplines such as public health, psychology, economics, and social work. Potential means of expansion of collaboration between the two disciplines that extends beyond typical natural disasters are also explored."
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McEntire, David A. (Ed.). Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Management: The Convergence and Divergence of Concepts, Issues and Trends from the Research Literature. Emmitsburg, MD: Emergency Management Institute, Spring 2006. ch.15