Mental Health Services in Disasters
Manual for Humanitarian Workers
PAHO Occasional Publication
Cohen, R.E.
ISBN-13    9789275122730 ISBN-10    9275122733
Order Number    16300130 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    36.00 / US$    43.20 Developing countries:    CHF    25.20
English     2000        96   pages
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Mental Health Services in Disasters: Manual for Humanitarian Workers is composed of a noteworthy summary of the most updated knowledge in this field, in a world in which the effects from natural disasters are increasingly more dramatic - be they hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, etc. Crucial aspects in the management of different disaster victims are emphasized, with special attention to those most vulnerable: the children, the aged, HIV patients, individuals with substance abuse problems and their interaction with other victims.

The author, Dr. Raquel E. Cohen, is a world-renowned authority in the field of psychological and social consequences from disasters and intervention methods. She has extensive experience in managing these situations and has been consulted by several victim relief governmental and non-governmental organizations. She recently worked on assistance projects for the victims of Hurricane Mitch in Central America.