Crisis Stress: Part 4 – Concentration, Memory, and Focus

In the first three parts of this short four-part essay series, I briefly summarized some of the…

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Crisis Stress: Part 3 – Psychological and Cognitive Effects

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In the first two parts of this essay series (Crisis Stress: Part 1 – How and Why…

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Crisis Stress: Part 2 – Acute Stress Response (ASR)

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Read part one of this series: Crisis Stress: Part 1 – How and Why a Crisis Affects…

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Crisis Stress: Part 1 – How and Why A Crisis Affects People

During disasters and emergencies people are affected by the stresses and challenges of these events. These stresses…

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Asking Questions for Learning Lessons from the Las Vegas Mass Murder Shooting

Did Poor Communication Planning, Lack of Communication Procedures and Limited Communication Tools Technology Hamper Effective Response in…

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Benefits of Improved Health Care Communication Education and Training

Research has consistently demonstrated the benefits of communication education and training for health care providers. Efficient health…

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Mental Health Care Must Remain Priority Within Disaster and Emergency Response Profession

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I have previously written about the urgent need to address mental health support for those who work…

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Germs in the Workplace: Communicating Health Information for Wellness

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Germs are tiny microorganisms that exist all around us and are invisible to the human eye. There…

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Healthcare-Associated Infections: Study Finds Super-Bugs Hitchhike on Health Care Providers

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a threat to patient safety. Prevention and reduction of healthcare-associated infections is a…

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The Future of Logistical Resupply for Disaster Management, Response and Recovery

One of the basic preparedness rules for successful disaster response and recovery is the principle that one…

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