Integrating Mental Health and Disability Into Public Health Disaster Preparedness and Response

Integrating Mental Health and Disability Into Public Health Disaster Preparedness and Response

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Authors: Jill Morrow-Gorton, Susan Wolf-Fordham, Katherine Snyder
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128140093

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Integrating Mental Health and Disability into Public Health Disaster Preparedness and Response brings together the fields of mental/behavioral health, law, human rights, and medicine as they relate to disaster planning and response for people with disabilities, mental and behavioral health conditions and chronic illness. Children and adults with disabilities, mental/behavioral health conditions and chronic illness remain more vulnerable to the negative effects of emergencies and disasters than the general population. This book addresses the effects of emotional trauma, personal growth and resilience, the impact on physical health and systems of care, and legal compliance and advocacy. Following a philosophy of whole community emergency planning, inclusive of people with disabilities, the book advocates for considering and addressing these issues together in an effort to ultimately lead to greater resilience for individuals with disabilities and the whole community.

Key Features

  • Provides a public health framework on the phases of disasters, integrating mental health and disability into planning, responding to disasters, and recovering post disaster
  • Offers solutions for disability and disaster needs, as well as planning and systems for service delivery at multiple levels, including individual, local, state and federal
  • Provides global examples of real world tools, best practices and legal principles, allowing the reader to think about the role that disability and mental health play in disaster planning, response and recovery across the world
  • Reflects the best thinking about disaster planning and response and disability-related issues and demonstrates new and creative ways of bringing together these fields to strengthen communities

Readership

Undergraduate and graduate level students in public health, emergency management, healthcare administration, and healthcare professionals, especially as supplemental material. Public health administrators and public health preparedness professionals such as those in government and not-for-profit entities. Mental health and healthcare professionals that are responders and/or researchers

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1: Frameworks and Models of Disaster Management Theory: Setting the Stage

    2: Populations with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs

    3: The World Approach to Disability-Inclusive Disaster Management

    4: The Impacts of Disasters on People with Disabilities and Chronic Physical and Mental Health Conditions

    5: Elements of Individual Resilience

    6: The U.S. Emergency Management and Public Health Preparedness System

    7: Legal Issues Related to Emergencies and Disasters: Anti-Discrimination and Other Selected Issues

    8: Whole Community as Inclusive Emergency Management and Public Health Preparedness

    9: Building Community Resilience

    10: Promising Practices in Disability-Inclusive Disaster Management

Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128140093

About the Authors

Jill Morrow-Gorton

Jill Morrow-Gorton is Senior Medical Director in the Office of Clinical Affairs at Commonwealth Medicine/UMass Medical School, MA, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Medical Director, Office of Clinical Affairs, Commonwealth Medicine/UMass Medical School, MA, USA

Susan Wolf-Fordham

Susan Wolf-Fordham is an Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Director, Emergency Preparedness Initiative, University of Massachusetts, MA, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Katherine Snyder

Katherine Snyder CST, FAST, BS is Surgical Technology Program Chair and Instructor at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Surgical Technology Program Chair and Instructor, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, USA

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