Key Features

  • Case studies based on field experiences, include: responses to droughts, earthquakes, wildfires, and more:; survivor stories of trauma and healing; landmine action and advocacy (from local to global); accessibility and CBR in disaster recovery; empowerment approaches with vulnerable groups
  • Practical considerations in promoting policy, practice and education
  • Covers current/emerging disaster risks and local-global reduction strategies, including climate change
  • Highlights processes, pitfalls and tips when entering the field
  • Global perspective with contributions from Australia, USA, Canada, Bangladesh, Argentina, UK, Hong Kong...

Table of Contents

Preface
Forewords
About the Editors
Contributors
List of Abbreviations
PART I DISASTER AND DEVELOPMENT
1.Disaster and Development: A Call to Action
Nancy Rushford, Kerry Thomas
2. Disaster, Development and Occupational Therapy: Historical Perspectives and Possibilities
Nancy Rushford, Kerry Thomas
3. Disaster Risk, Vulnerability and Resilience: An Emergent Socio-Ecological Perspective
Nancy Rushford, Kerry Thomas
4 Disaster, Daily Life and Meaning
Dikaios Sakellariou, Susann Baez Ullberg
5 Lost in the Mix: A Case for Inclusive and Participatory Approaches to Disaster and Development
Nancy Rushford

PART II CASE SERIES – STORIES FROM EXPERIENCE
Emergency Response and Early Recovery
6 Listening to the Voices of Survivors: The Floods of 2003 in Santa Fe, Argentina
Mariá De Los Milagros Demiryi, Carla Boggio, Mariana Boffelli, Daniela Chiapessoni, Mauro Demichelis, Mariá Del Carmen Heit
7 Reflections on Haiti
Ruth Duggan
8 Living With the Bones
Rachel Thibeault
9 Cyclone Yasi: The Experience of Queenslanders without a Home
Yvonne Thomas
10 After Katrina: Stephanie’s Four-Year Struggle for Survival
Emily F. Piven
11 Wildfires: Responding to Psychological and Emotional Needs of the Community
Zoe Edmonds
Recovery
12 Terrorism: A Survivor’s Story
Sue Hanisch
13 Seeking Asylum in the UK
Nick Pollard
14 Solomon’s Story
Rachel Thibeault, Marie Claude Bernard, Solomon Patray
15 The Dadaab Refugee Camps and the Voices of People with a Disability
Siyat Hillow Abdi, Brian Matthews
16 Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOS) In Disaster: Learning from their Experience
Nazmul Bari, Broja Gopal Saha
17 Accessibility Outcomes in Disaster Recovery – A Critical Concern, a Minimum Requir

Details

No. of pages:
296
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702060793
Electronic ISBN:
9780702060809
Print ISBN:
9780702040474

About the editors