Disasters happen: the realities of being in a disaster
Thursday June 5th 2014 – 12-2pm
School of Health Meeting Room
Disasters happen, and health professionals are involved in restoring
and maintaining the health and health services of disaster-affected
communities.This presentation will provide an overview of what is known
about disaster health in the Australian context, such as the willingness
of health professionals to assist in a disaster and their educational
preparedness. In particular, this presentation will focus on the realities of
what it is like to be a health professional in a disaster.
Jamie is employed as an Assistant Professor in Nursing at the University
of Canberra. His research interests are in the areas of disaster and mass
gathering health. Jamie is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy at
the Flinders University Disaster Research Centre, where he is researching
the experience of Australian nurses who assist in the out-of-hospital
disaster environment. Jamie is an active member of a number of national
and international nursing associations. He is a Fellow of the Australian
Jamie the key contact for the CAN Disaster Health Community of Interest
and is an Associate Editor for the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal,
holding the disaster portfolio.
Contact Rhonda Wilson
Lecturer Mental Health Nursing
the realities of being in a disaster.