Accession Number:

ADA286039

Title:

Responses to Disasters, Natural and Man-Made, and Interventions with Social Supports

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

144.0

Abstract:

This volume focuses on the effects of a range of traumatic events a natural disaster Hurricane Andrew, working with the dead dental identification of bodies following the Mt. Carmel conflagration and the trauma attendant to the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness breast cancer. In the first section, the direct and indirect impact of Hurricane Andrew on the Air Force community is illustrated through responses provided by service members and their families stationed at Homestead AFB as well as comparison communities at Shaw and MacDill Air Force Bases. This study allows examination of the ways in which unanticipated moves and resettlement differ from those which are planned. The section on the Waco Disaster contains information on the responses of dentists who performed forensic identifications on the bodies of the Branch Davidians killed in the man-made disaster. The final section focuses on a psychosocial intervention for husbands of women with breast cancer. Receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer is a traumatic event which profoundly affects the patient and her family. This volume includes a description of an intervention which has been designed to give husbands training on ways they can facilitate their wives healthy adaptation to the major new stressor in their lives breast cancer.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE