Spirituality/Medicine Interface Project

What Physicians Need to Know When Catastrophe Strikes

Authors: Neil J. Nusbaum, JD, MD

Abstract

In a catastrophic situation, physicians and other healthcare workers may be called upon to deal with unaccustomed situations. Disaster planning can guide some of the response, but considerable physician flexibility is likely to be needed to cope with unanticipated medical needs, and with the stress on not only the broader community but also on the health workers themselves.

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