Disaster Recovery Also Involves Human Recovery

Published in: JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 304, no. 14, Commentary, Oct. 13, 2010, p. 1608-1609

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2010

by Anita Chandra, Joie D. Acosta

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This commentary argues that unless the U.S. examines and plans for the psychological consequences of disasters such as Katrina and the recent oil spill, communities will be struggling to address acute and chronic health issues while trying to rebuild.

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