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Title: South Asian earthquake: psychiatric experience in a tertiary hospital
Authors: Humayun, A.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: In October 2005, northern Pakistan was devastated by an earthquake killing 73 000 people. Some of the seriously injured were airlifted to a tertiary hospital in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad. This field report describes the psychiatric services delivered at that hospital. It explains how the needs were assessed and psychosocial interventions designed at different levels. The training needs of the medical staff were also identified and efforts were made to enhance their skills for psychosocial care. Finally, the report formulates some recommendations for improving such services
Description: 1205-1216
Keywords: Hospitals
Health Education
Needs Assessment
Social Support
Subject: Natural Disasters
ISSN: 1020-3397
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