Psychosocial & mental health needs following major emergencies: a guidance document

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575394
Title:
Psychosocial & mental health needs following major emergencies: a guidance document
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575394
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
This Guidance Document is intended to assist managers and individuals within the Health Service to understand the practical steps required, in terms of both preparation and response, in order to provide the necessary psychosocial support to persons affected by a Major Emergency. As part of that process the document sets out the theoretical background to the proposals made which are heavily influenced by international best practice as set out in, for example, reports on the topic by the NATO Joint Medical Committee and the European Network for Traumatic Stress. The Psychology Service will play a key role in the management of the psychosocial response of the Health Service to any Major Emergency. However if that response is to be efficient and effective it must operate smoothly alongside the responses of other sections of the Health Service, including, the National Ambulance Service and the Acute Hospital Service. For that reason it is important that key individuals in all relevant parts of the Health Service are familiar with the contents of this document.
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH; EMERGENCY PLANNING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-20T13:55:18Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-20T13:55:18Zen
dc.date.issued2014-07en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575394en
dc.descriptionThis Guidance Document is intended to assist managers and individuals within the Health Service to understand the practical steps required, in terms of both preparation and response, in order to provide the necessary psychosocial support to persons affected by a Major Emergency. As part of that process the document sets out the theoretical background to the proposals made which are heavily influenced by international best practice as set out in, for example, reports on the topic by the NATO Joint Medical Committee and the European Network for Traumatic Stress. The Psychology Service will play a key role in the management of the psychosocial response of the Health Service to any Major Emergency. However if that response is to be efficient and effective it must operate smoothly alongside the responses of other sections of the Health Service, including, the National Ambulance Service and the Acute Hospital Service. For that reason it is important that key individuals in all relevant parts of the Health Service are familiar with the contents of this document.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen
dc.subjectEMERGENCY PLANNINGen
dc.titlePsychosocial & mental health needs following major emergencies: a guidance documenten
dc.typeGuidelineen
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