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Healthcare waste management during disasters and its effects on climate change: Lessons from 2010 earthquake and cholera tragedies in Haiti.

Author(s): Raila, Emilia M; Anderson, David O
Source: Waste Manag Res;: 734242X16682312, 2017 Jan 01.
Abstract: Despite growing effects of human activities on climate change throughout the world, and global South in particular, scientists are yet to understand how poor healthcare waste management practices in an emergency influences the climate change. This article presents new findings on climate change risks of healthcare waste disposal during and after the 2010 earthquake and cholera disasters in Haiti. The researchers analysed quantities of healthcare waste incinerated by the United Nations Missi (more)

Understanding and Addressing Vulnerability Following the 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Applying a Feminist Lens to Examine Perspectives of Haitian and Expatriate Health Care Providers and Decision-Makers.

Author(s): Durocher, Evelyne; Chung, Ryoa; Rochon, Christiane; Hunt, Matthew
Source: J Hum Rights Pract;8(2): 219-238, 2016 Jul.
Abstract: Vulnerability is a central concept in humanitarian aid. Discussions of vulnerability in disaster response literature and guidelines for humanitarian aid range from considerations of a universal human vulnerability, to more nuanced examinations of how particular characteristics render individuals more or less at risk. Despite its frequent use, there is a lack of clarity about how vulnerability is conceptualized and how it informs operational priorities in humanitarian assistance. Guided by i (more)

Resilience, post-traumatic growth, and work engagement among health care professionals after the Great East Japan Earthquake: A 4-year prospective follow-up study.

Author(s): Nishi, Daisuke; Kawashima, Yuzuru; Noguchi, Hiroko; Usuki, Masato; Yamashita, Akihiro; Koido, Yuichi; Matsuoka, Yutaka J
Source: J Occup Health;58(4): 347-53, 2016 Jul 22.
Abstract: OBJECTIVES: Although attention has been paid to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among health care professionals after disasters, the impact of traumatic events on their work has not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to examine whether disaster-related distress, resilience, and post-traumatic growth (PTG) affect work engagement among health care professionals who had been deployed to the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011. METHODS (more)

Stato di salute e accesso alle prestazioni sanitarie nella popolazione terremotata del comune di L'Aquila. Un bilancio a sei anni dal sisma./ [Health status and access to health services by the population of L'Aquila (Abruzzo Region, Italy) six years after the earthquake].

Author(s): Altobelli, Emma; Vittorini, Pierpaolo; Leuter, Cinzia; Bianchini, Valeria; Angelone, Anna Maria; Aloisio, Federica; Cofini, Vincenza; Zazzara, Francesca; Di Orio, Ferdinando
Source: Ig Sanita Pubbl;72(1): 27-37, 2016 Jan-Feb.
Abstract: Natural disasters, such as the earthquake that occurred in the province of L'Aquila in central Italy, in 2009, generally increase the demand for healthcare. A survey was conducted to assess perception of health status an d use of health services in a sample of L'Aquila's resident population, five years after the event, and in a comparison population consisting of a sample of the resident population of Avezzano, a town in the same region, not affected by the earthquake. No differences were f (more)

Propuesta para abordar los problemas de salud mental detectados en el proceso diagnóstico de la Delegación Presidencial para la reconstrucción tras el terremoto del 27 de febrero de 2010./ [Proposal to address the mental health problems detected after the February 27, 2010 earthquake].

Author(s): Figueroa, Rodrigo A; Cortés, Paula F
Source: Rev Med Chil;144(2): 247-52, 2016 Feb.
Abstract: One of the most important topics mentioned by people from places affected by the February 27th, 2010 earthquake to the Presidential Delegation for the Reconstruction, was the urgent need of mental health care. Given the enormous individual and social burden of mental health sequelae after disasters, its treatment becomes a critical issue. In this article, we propose several actions to be implemented in Chile in the context of the process of recovery and reconstruction, including optimizatio (more)

Mental health support for healthcare workers after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Five years on.

Author(s): Shigemura, Jun; Harada, Nahoko; Yoshino, Aihide
Source: Nurs Health Sci;18(1): 1-3, 2016 Mar.

The Role of International Volunteers in the Growth of Surgical Capacity in Post-earthquake Haiti.

Author(s): Derenoncourt, Max Herby; Carré, Roselaine; Condé-Green, Alexandra; Rodnez, Alain; Sifri, Ziad C; Baltazar, Gerard A
Source: World J Surg;40(4): 801-5, 2016 Apr.
Abstract: BACKGROUND: The 2010 Haiti earthquake severely strained local healthcare infrastructure. In the wake of this healthcare crisis, international organizations provided volunteer support. Studies demonstrate that this support improved short-term recovery; however, it is unclear how long-term surgical capacity has changed and what role volunteer surgical relief efforts have played. Our goal was to investigate the role of international surgical volunteers in the increase of surgical capacity foll (more)

[Switch from emergency medicine to disaster medicine].

Author(s): Morikawa, Kentaro; Shimizu, Keiki
Source: Nihon Rinsho;74(2): 291-7, 2016 Feb.
Abstract: Disaster medical system in Japan has been changing after huge disaster attack. Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) was established on 1995 after the Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake and played important role in the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake on 2011. The action of DMAT is specialized within acute phase. Continual medical aid activity is required from acute phase to chronic phase. After DMAT evacuation, Japan Medical Association Team (JMAT), Japanese Red Cross Teams, Medical university (more)

Séisme au Népal : des infirmiers en mission entre Paris et Katmandou./ [Nepal earthquake: nursing missions in Paris and Kathmandu].

Author(s): Poux, Chrystel; Sergent, Jean-Louis
Source: Rev Infirm;(217): 34-7, 2016 Jan.
Abstract: A violent earthquake hit Nepal on 25th April 2015, injuring and killing thousands. A nurse manager and a nurse, both working in anaesthesia and reservists in the French Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Organisation, describe their mission: one working in the crisis centre in Paris, the other on the ground, providing assistance to French victims.
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