Special Issue "Prehospital and Disaster Medicine and Crises Management"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: woman health; sexual and reproductive health; physical and psychological health and wellbeing in disasters; global health research
Man-made events, natural events, or conflicts cause major incidents, disasters, and crises all over the world. Human consequences from such events include both physical and psychosocial effects, an in individual, group, and societal perspectives. Disaster management includes the preparations, response, recovery, and mitigation perspectives, and the activities may be on an individual, community, or strategic level. The response after a mass casualty or disaster event requires a well-coordinated, most often multi sectorial response, involving several actors, both professional and voluntary. The response can be provided by local, national, and/or international organizations. In such situations, the challenge is to correctly identify urgent and long term needs or risks, and to respond to these in an affective and sustainable way.
This Special Issue welcomes papers with a prehospital or disaster management perspective related to major incidents and disasters. Subjects may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Relief and civil protection responses to major incidents and disasters
- Prehospital, hospital, and public health perspectives on major incidents and disasters
- Crises management
- Preparation and risk reduction perspectives
- Psychosocial perspectives on major incidents and disasters
- Vulnerable populations in disasters
- Sustainability in disaster crises management
- Non-governmental organizations
- Civil–military coordination and response
- Crises management perspectives such as decision-making processes, leadership, or crises communication
Dr. Annsofie Adolfsson
Dr. Karin Hugelius
Manuscript Submission Information
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- mass casualty
- crises management
- prehospital medical care
- disaster response