Disasters happen: the realities of being in a disaster

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Ranse J. (2014). Disasters happen: the realities of being in a disaster; presentation to Faculty at University of New England, Armidale, NSW, 5th June.

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Disasters happen: the realities of being in a disaster

  1. 1. Presentation 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 Ranse 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 CollegeofNursing(ACN)andtheCollegeofEmergencyNursingAustralasia. 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. All welcome More information: Contact Rhonda Wilson Lecturer Mental Health Nursing rhonda.wilson@une.edu.au Disasters Happen: the realities of being in a disaster.

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