Striving for the “New Normal”: The Aftermath of International Disasters

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Audrey Snyder, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Innovation (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Two recent earthquakes—both disasters of great magnitude—were met with worldwide attention and international response. The 1999 Marmara earthquake in northwestern Turkey caused massive human losses and damages estimated to be in the billions of dollars, and thus achieved worldwide attention. The most recent, 2010, earthquake in the Caribbean island of Haiti garnered headline news because of its devastation. In both cases, medical and nursing response teams crossed international borders to help.

Additional Information

Wall, B. & Keeling, A. Nurses on the Front Line: When Disaster Strikes, 1878-2010. New York: Springer Publishing, p.253-264
Language: English
Date: 2010
earthquakes, post-disaster health care, Turkey, Haiti, tent cities and medical care

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