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Previous Issues

Previous Issues of
The Australasian Journal of
Disaster and Trauma Studies

ISSN: 1174-4707

Index to previous issues
Volume 1997-1
Volume 1997-2
Volume 1997-3

Volume 1998-1
Volume 1998-2
Volume 1998-3

Volume 1999-1
Volume 1999-2

Volume 2000-1
Volume 2000-2
Volume 2001-1
Volume 2001-2
Volume 2002-1
Volume 2002-2
Volume 2003-1 Volume 2004-1
Volume 2004-2
Volume 2005-1
Volume 2005-2
Volume 2006-1
Volume 2006-2
Volume 2007-1
Volume 2007-2
Volume 2008-1
Volume 2008-2
Volume 2009-1 Volume 2010-1
Volume 2010-2
Volume 2011-1
Volume 2011-2
Volume 2011-3
Volume 2012-1 Volume 2013-1
Volume 2013-2
Volume 2014-1
Volume 2014-2
 

Volume: 1997-1


Contents Pages of Volume 1997-1.


Editorial by Douglas Paton
Disaster and Trauma Studies: Developing an Australasian Perspective.


Kevin R. Ronan : The Effects of a "Benign" Disaster: Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress in Children Following a Series of Volcanic Eruptions
Keywords: Volcanic eruptions, childhood post-traumatic stress, self reported symptom clusters

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Christine V. Stephens : Debriefing, Social Support and PTSD in the New Zealand Police: Testing a multidimensional model of organisational traumatic stress
Keywords: Police social support, trauma, PTSD, recovery environment, debriefing

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Volume: 1997-2


Contents Pages of Volume 1997-2


John Raftery : Doing Better than the Media: Ethical issues in Trauma Research.
Keywords: trauma, media, research, ethics

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

A.J.W. Taylor : Flashback to Buried Memories of Sexual Abuse in a Case of Homicide
Keywords: provocation, surrogate, flashback, killing

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Volume: 1997-3


Contents Pages of Volume 1997-3


Editorial : by Douglas Paton


Papers

The Cave Creek Incident: a REASONed Explanation by Anne Isaac
Keywords: disaster, socio-technical systems, organsiational culture, safety
Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

The Effect of Increased Earthquake Knowledge on Perceived Preventability of Earthquake Damage by Francisco Hurnen & John McClure
Keywords: earthquakes, perceived preventability, preparation, information

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

An Evaluation of Humour in Emergency Work by Carmen Moran & Margaret Massam
Keywords: emergency work, coping, humour, communication

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Residuals of Police Occupational Trauma by John M. Violanti
Keywords: police, trauma, addiction, occupational exposure

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Conference Reports

New Zealand Psychological Society Conference 1997


Book Reviews

Reducing stress in working with PTSD clients: The value of a practitioner's guidebook.
Treating post-traumatic stress disorder: A handbook and practice manual for therapy. by Donald Meichenbaum (1997) John Wiley: Brisbane.
As reviewed by Kevin R. Ronan, Department of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Volume: 1998-1


Contents Pages of Volume 1998-1


Guest Editorial : Psychological (Stress) Debriefing: Where are we now?
by Justin Kenardy, PhD


Papers

Social science versus social movements: The origins and natural history of debriefing
by Richard Gist, Ph.D & S. Joseph Woodall
Keywords: debriefing, Barnum effect, rescue personality, citation, social movements
Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Individual Differences and Debriefing Effectiveness
by Carmen Moran
Keywords: individual differences, coping, stress, emergency worker

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Work-related psychological trauma: A social psychological and organisational approach to understanding response and recovery
by Douglas Paton, Leigh M. Smith & Christine Stephens
Keywords: Debriefing, organisational environment, social psychology, cognitive theory

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Volume: 1998-2


Contents Pages of Volume 1998-2


Editorial : Humanitarian Aid following disasters: Problems, issues and directions.
by Douglas Paton & John Raftery


Papers

More than PTSD: Proactive Responses Among Disaster Survivors
by Anne Eyre PhD
Keywords: Post-traumatic stress, qualitative research, survivors, Britain
Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Volcanic hazard perceptions in Inglewood, New Zealand
by David Johnston & Kelly Benton
Keywords: volcanic eruptions, risks, community perception, preparation

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

A Phenomenological Study of Vicarious Traumatisation Amongst Psychologists and Professional Counsellors Working in the Field of Sexual Abuse/Assault
by Lyndall G Steed & Robyn Downing
Keywords: vicarious traumatisation, sexual abuse/assault

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Reports, Commentaries and News

The Waikato Regional Flood Event of 9-20 July 1998
by AJ Munro
Keywords: Waikato River, flood warning, flood management, water level, rainfall
Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Book Reviews

Critical Incident Command: Exploring the psychological dimension
Sitting in the hot seat: Leaders and teams for critical incident management.
by R Flin Chichester, John Wiley & Son. ISBN: 0-471-95796-8
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Volume: 1998-3


Contents Pages of Volume 1998-3


Editorial : Special Edition: Current events in the memory-trauma field.
by A.J.W. Taylor PhD


Papers

The Complex Issues in Researching "False memory Syndrome"
by Dr Kathryn Gow
Keywords: false memories, recovered memories, false memory syndrome
Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Compensation for Mental Trauma Injuries in New Zealand
by J.M. Miller
Keywords: mental trauma, accident compensation,no fault, New Zealand, damages

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Trauma Treatment To Target Memory
by A.J.W. Taylor PhD
Keywords: memory of trauma, flashbacks, trauma treatment, situational contexts, training emergency personnel

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Volume: 1999-1


Contents Pages of Volume 1999-1


Editorial : Special Edition: Children, trauma and disasters.
by Dr Kevin R Ronan


Special Edition Papers

Prediction of Children's Coping Following a Natural Disaster - the Mount Ruapehu Eruptions:
A prospective study

by Caryl A Huzziff & Kevin R Ronan
Keywords: Children, Natural Disasters, Coping, Home Factors, Negative Cognitive and Emotional Style, PTSD
 

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Children's Conceptualisation of some child sexual abuse prevention concepts as taught by 'Keeping Ourselves Safe', a New Zealand Prevention Programme
by C C M Woolley & T C M Gabriels
Keywords: sexual abuse prevention, children, developmental

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Papers

Community-Based Fire Preparedness Programmes: An Empirical Evaluation
by Dr Bernd Rohrmann
Keywords: fire, disaster preparedness, risk communication, evaluation

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Volume: 1999-2


Contents Pages of Volume 1999-2


Editorial : Exporting Trauma Programs.
by John Raftery


Papers

Disaster Stress Following a Hurricane: The role of religious differences in the Fijian Islands
by Matt Gillard & Douglas Paton
Keywords: Disaster, vulnerability, religion, culture, stress

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Value Conflict Arising from a Disaster
by A.J.W. Taylor
Keywords: Value conflicts, religion and health, natural disaster causation

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Cross-cultural Counseling In Disaster Settings
by George W. Doherty
Keywords: Disaster, Counselling, cross-cultural, consultation

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Volume: 2000-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2000-1


Editorial : The Millenium, Bugs, and Sun Storms.
by Douglas Paton


Papers

Children's and Adolescents' Exposure to Community Violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Reactions, and Treatment Implications
by Steven L. Berman, Wendy K. Silverman & William M. Kurtines
Keywords: violence, children, adolescent, crime, treatment, post-traumatic stress

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

On Neutrality in a War Zone
by Clay Foreman
Keywords: neutrality, war zone, CIVPOL, peacekeeping

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Volume: 2000-2


Contents Pages of Volume 2000-2


Editorial : Special Edition: Risk Information & Communication.
by Bernd Rohrmann

Special Edition Papers - Risk Information & Communication
Editor: Bernd Rohrmann

Exposure to Risk and Trust in Information; Implications for the Credibility of Risk Communication
by Britt-Marie Drottz-Sjöberg
Keywords: risk perception, exposure, communication, credibility, trust
 
 

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Perceptions of risk from natural hazards in two remote New Zealand communities
by Janet Gough
Keywords: natural hazards, risk perceptions, community understanding, risk communication, preparedness
 
 

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Are Flood Warnings Futile? Risk communication in emergencies
by John Handmer
Keywords: warnings; warning failure; floods and flooding; assessment; emergency communications
 

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

A socio-psychological model for analyzing risk communication processes
by Bernd Rohrmann
Keywords: risk information, risk communication, hazards, disaster preparedness
 

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Hazardous Incident Information for the Public: Is it Useful?
by Holger Schütz and Peter M. Wiedemann
Keywords: risk communication, risk perception, evaluation, Seveso-Directive, chemical hazards

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Papers

Tragedy and Trauma in Tuvalu
by A.J.W. Taylor
Keywords: school fire, trauma and ghosts, cross-cultural factors

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Assessment and Intervention with Kosovar Refugees: Design and Management of a Therapeutic Team
by Dave Vicary & Grey Searle
Keywords: multi-disciplinary team, Kosovar refugees, community driven assessment and intervention, debriefing and reintegration.

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Book Review

Owning the Future: Integrated Risk Management in Practice
edited by David Elms, Centre for Advanced Engineering 1998; ISBN: 0-908993-17-X; 330 pages.
As reviewed by David Johnston, Wairakei Research Centre, Taupo, New Zealand.

Volume: 2001-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2001-1


Editorial : Reducing the consequences of disaster and trauma: Readiness and therapeutic perspectives.
by Douglas Paton


Papers

Effects of the 1995-1996 Ruapehu eruptions and people's perceptions of volcanic hazards after the event.
by Julie Becker, Richard Smith, David Johnston & Adam Munro
Keywords: Mt Ruapehu, eruption, physical and social impacts

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


School Children's Risk Perceptions and Preparedness: A Hazards Education Survey
by Kevin R Ronan, David M Johnson, Michele Daly & Raewyn Fairley
Keywords: natural hazards, risk perceptions, community understanding, risk communication, preparedness

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Trauma and the Therapist: The Experience of Therapists Working with the Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse
by Lyndall Steed & Jacquie Bicknell
Keywords: Secondary Traumatic Stress, Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, therapist exposure, sex offenders

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Book Review

Disaster Relief: Responding to International Development Needs
Rising from the Ashes: Development strategies in times of disaster.
by Anderson, M. & Woodrow, P.J. (1998) London, Intermediate Technology Publications (Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.) ISBN: 1-85339-439-4
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Policy and Planning for Hazard and Disaster Management
Community Emergency Preparedness: A manual for managers and policy makers.
by World Health Organisation (1999) Geneva, World Health Organisation. ISBN: 92-4-154519-4.
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Applying Risk Management Standard to Disaster management
Disaster Risk Management.
by Zamecka, A. & Buchanan, G. (1999) Queensland Department of Emergency Services. ISBN: 0-7242-9341
Available from: Queensland Department of Emergency Services, GPO Box 1425, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia.
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Volume: 2001-2


Contents Pages of Volume 2001-2


Editorial : Police Trauma
by John M. Violanti


Papers

Traumatic Events of New Recruits and Serving Police
by Grant Buchanan, Christine Stephens & Nigel Long
Keywords: Traumatic events, multiple trauma, police, police recruits

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Human remains and psychological impact on police officers: Excerpts from psychiatric observations
by Claudia L. Greene, M.D.
Keywords: body handling, police, trauma

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Effective Postvention for Police Suicide
by Robert Loo
Keywords: Police suicide, postvention, trauma

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Reconceptualizing Traumatic Incidents Experienced by Law Enforcement Personnel
by George T. Patterson
Keywords: police officers, traumatic incidents, critical incident debriefing

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

The Relationship Between Demographic Variables and Exposure to Traumatic Incidents Among Police Officers
by George T. Patterson
Keywords: Police officers, traumatic incidents, demographic variables, mental health services

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Intervention in Law Enforcement: Differing Perspectives
by John M. Violanti
Keywords: Psychological Trauma, intervention, pathogenic

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Book Review

Hazard Reduction: Developing an all-hazards capability
Geological Hazards: Their assessment, avoidance and mitigation
by Fred G. Bell (1999) E & FN Spon, London, ISBN: 0-419-16970-9
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Managing seismic risk: Integrating organisational and community strategies
Shared Risk: Complex systems in seismic response
by Louise K. Comfort (1999) Oxford, Pergamon Press. ISBN: 0-08-043211-5.
Price: NLG 194; USD 98.50
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Vulnerability, resilience and Adaptation to Adverse Developmental Experiences
Resilience and Development: Positive life adaptation
by Meyer D. Glantz and Jeanette L. Johnston (eds) (1999). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishing. ISBN: 0-306-46123-4
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
 

Volume: 2002-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2002-1


Editorial : Special Edition: Health benefits of the disclosure of emotions about traumatic experiences: What is the evidence and potential for therapeutic benefits?
by Christine Stephens

Papers

Written Emotional Expression and Well-Being: Result From a Home-Based Study
by David Sheffield, Elaine Duncan, Karen Thomson & Sarbjit S. Johal
Keywords: disclosure, emotional events, disclosure intervention, health improvement, writing about emotions

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Structured writing about a natural disaster buffers the effect of intrusive thoughts on negative affect and physical symptoms
by Joshua M. Smyth, Jill Hockemeyer, Chris Anderson, Kim Strandberg, Michelle Koch, H. Katherine O'Neill & Susan McCammon
Keywords: Disaster, Trauma, Writing, Intrusions, Negative Affect, Symptoms

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper
 

Volume: 2002-2


Contents Pages of Volume 2002-2


Editorial :
by Douglas Paton


Papers

After the war is over ... PTSD symptoms in World War II veterans
by Margaret Lindorff
Keywords: World War II; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Combat exposure

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Involuntary resettlement, Impoverishment Risks and Sustainable Livelihoods
by Dr Christopher McDowell
Keywords: sustainable livelihoods, reconstruction, institutions, impoverishment risks

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

A Hostage Trauma Assignment in Fiji
by A.J.W. Taylor, E. Nailatikau & F.H.Walkey
Keywords: Hostages, hostage families, stress trauma, religion, justice, cross-cultural/organisational
 

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Book Review

Decision Making in Complex, Evolving Emergencies
Decision Making Under Stress: Emerging themes and applications
by Flin, R., Salas, E., Strub, M. and Martin, L. (eds) (1997), Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN: 0 291 39856 1
as reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
 
Responding to emergencies: Decision making and team perspectives
Incident Command: Tales from the hot seat
by Flin, R., & Arbuthnot, K. (eds) (2002), Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN: 0 7546 1341 0
as reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Volume: 2003-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2003-1


Editorial : Expanding Perspectives on Duty-Related Traumatic Stress
by Douglas Paton


Papers

Counting the Cost: Psychological Distress in Career and Auxiliary Firefighters
by P Greg Dean, Kathryn M Gow & Jane Shakespeare-Finch
Keywords: trauma; firefighters; psychological distress; occupational stressors; PTSD
 
 

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Coping and Adjustment Strategies used by Emergency Services Staff after Traumatic Incidents: Implications for Psychological Debriefing, Reconstructed Early Intervention and Psychological First Aid.
by R. J. Ørner, S. King, A. Avery, R. Bretherton, P. Stolz & J. Ormerod
Keywords: Coping, Psychological Debriefing, Early Intervention, Emergency Services, Peer Support
 
 

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Public inquiries into deaths in care: Effects on emergency responders
by Cheryl Regehr
Keywords: Emergency responders, public inquiries, death, media, organisation
 
 

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Volume: 2004-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2004-1


Editorial : Proactive response to contemporary hazards: Perspectives from military peacekeeping, humanitarian aid and emergency management contexts
by Douglas Paton


Papers

The Ruapehu lahar emergency response plan development process: An analysis
by Ian Galley, Graham Leonard, David Johnston, Richard Balm & Douglas Paton
Keywords: Ruapehu, lahar, Crater Lake, Tangiwai, planning, emergency response, psychology, development, disaster, ERLAWS

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Risks Associated with the Psychological Adjustment of Humanitarian Aid Workers
by Colleen A. McFarlane
Keywords: Humanitarian aid workers, traumatic stress, mental health, risk factors, wellbeing

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Occupational Stress and Peacekeepers
by A.J.W. Taylor

Keywords: peacekeeping, philosophy, selection, training, organisational support, occupational stress

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Volume: 2004-2


Contents Pages of Volume 2004-2


Editorial : Managing Traumatic Stress in Complex Emergencies: Demographic, organizational and cultural influences
by Douglas Paton


Papers

Effects of Cultural Values on the Attitudes and Behaviours of Survivors of the 1999 Earthquake in Turkey
by M.Aytul Kasapoglu & Mehmet C. Ecevit

Keywords: disasters, traditionalism, materialism, attitudes, Turkey

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


The need for ER protocol in the treatment of public manifesting ASR symptoms following disaster
by Prof. Mooli Lahad & Ruvie Rogel

Keywords: ASR-Acute Stress Disorder , Surge capacity phenomena , ER- Emergency Room, Trauma, ASR-site,ASR -protocol

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Stress Reactions and Coping Resources Mobilized by Children under Shelling and Evacuation
by Dr Miri Shacham & Prof. Mooli Lahad

Keywords: evacuation, stress reactions, coping resources, resiliency, "BASIC PH" Model of Coping and Resiliency

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Volume: 2005-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2005-1


Editorial : Preparing for and Responding to Adverse Events: Perspectives on Natural and Political Hazards
by Douglas Paton


Papers

Perceptions of Risk for Volcanic Hazards at Vesuvio and Etna, Italy
by Matthew S. Davis, Tullio Ricci & Lara M. Mitchell
Keywords: Risk Perception, Volcanic Hazards, Vesuvio, Etna, Italy

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Correlates of post-traumatic stress and physical symptoms in Nepali adults under political turmoil
by Elaine Duncan, Yori Gidron, Roshan Prakash Shrestha & Timothy Aryal
Keywords: Nepal, political turmoil, post-traumatic stress, physical symptoms, perceived psychological proximity

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Debriefing interventions for stressful events among collective societies: The case of the Palestinian-Arabs in Israel
by Marwan Dwairy D. Sc.
Keywords: Debriefing, Stress, Management, Culture, Arabs

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Optimistic bias in relation to preparedness for earthquakes
by Matthew J. Spittal, John McClure, Richard J. Siegert & Frank H. Walkey
Keywords: optimistic bias, earthquake preparedness

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Book Review

Management of dead bodies in disaster situations
Management of dead bodies in disaster situations
by Pan American Health Organisation and World Health Organisation.(2004), Washington DC.
ISBN: 92 75 12529 5
as reviewed by Emeritus Professor A.J.W. Taylor, School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
 

Volume: 2005-2


Contents Pages of Volume 2005-2


Editorial : Positive adaptation to disaster and traumatic consequences: Resilience and readiness
by Douglas Paton


Papers

Workplace violence experienced by paramedics: Relationships with social support, job satisfaction, and psychological strain
by Paula Brough
Keywords: Workplace violence, paramedics, psychological strain, job satisfaction, social support

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Waves of Violence - Women in Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka
by Susan Rees, Eileen Pittaway & Linda Bartolomei
Keywords: Gender, Violence, Tsunami, Sri Lanka, Disaster, Women

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

The “Rescue Personality”: Fact or Fiction?
by Shannon L. Wagner
Keywords: emergency services, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, traumatic event, personality, rescue, fire, police, ambulance

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Volume: 2006-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2006-1


Editorial : Disaster Response and Recovery: Considering volunteers, displaced communities and cultural heritage
by Douglas Paton


Papers

Disaster management and cultural heritage: An investigation of knowledge and perceptions of New South Wales Rural Fire Service Brigade Captains
by Kristy Graham & Dirk HR Spennemann
Keywords: Disaster Management, Heritage Protection, Rural Fire Service, Attitudinal Barriers, Education

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

The Trauma And Beyond Trauma of Political Displacement: An Exploratory Case Study of One White Zimbabwean Farmer
by Professor Zelda G Knight
Keywords: Political, Displacement, Zimbabwe, Trauma, Farmers, Aftermath, Psychologica

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteer members: An investigation into coping abilities and adjustment strategies following emergency activations.
by Felicity Shipley & Kathryn Gow
Keywords: SES volunteers; critical incidents; coping
Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Volume: 2006-2


Contents Pages of Volume 2006-2


Editorial : Responding to disaster: Questioning assumptions and building capacity
by Douglas Paton


Papers

Well-being in Protective Services Personnel: Organisational Influences
by Karena J. Burke & Douglas Paton

Keywords: emergency services, organisational climate, job satisfaction, traumatic events, occupational stress

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Of hierarchy and hoarding: How “inefficiencies” actually make disaster relief “work”
by Sidney Dekker & Nalini Suparamaniam

Keywords: procedures, plans, relief work, authority, hierarchy, efficiency

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Resistance to Cross-cultural Psychosocial Efforts in Disaster and Trauma: Recommendations for Ethnomedical Competence
by Siddharth Ashvin Shah

Keywords: psychosocial treatment, relief work, disaster relief, tsunami relief, psychological trauma, cross-cultural trauma recovery, trans-cultural treatments, alternative treatments

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Volume: 2007-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2007-1


Editorial : Posttraumatic Growth: Is there evidence for changing our practice?
by Colleen A Jackson


Papers

Understanding Adaptation to First-Episode Psychosis: The Relevance of Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth
by Jane E Dunkley, Glen W Bates, Margaret Foulds & Paul Fitzgerald

Keywords: psychosis, trauma, posttraumatic growth, bipolar disorders

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Posttraumatic Growth: Is there evidence for changing our practice?
by Colleen A Jackson

Keywords: posttraumatic growth, coping, pathology, treatment

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Coping Processes and Dimensions of Posttraumatic Growth
by Bronwyn A. Morris, Jane Shakespeare-Finch & Jennifer L. Scott

Keywords: Posttraumatic Growth, Cancer, Coping

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Personal and Organizational Predictors of Posttraumatic Adaptation and Growth in Police Officers
by Douglas Paton & Karena J. Burke

Keywords: critical incidents, adaptive capacity, posttraumatic growth, police, training, teams, organizational culture

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Posttraumatic Growth of Southeast Asian Survivors with Physical Injuries: Six Months after the 2004 Southeast Asian Earthquake-Tsunami
by Catherine So-kum Tang

Keywords: Postraumatic growth, tsunami, Thailand, coping

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Volume: 2007-2


Contents Pages of Volume 2007-2


Editorial : From Fire to Foot and Mouth Disease: Safeguarding the well-being of children, communities and workers
by Douglas Paton


Papers

Role Stress in Front Line Workers during the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease Epidemic: The Value of Therapeutic Spaces
by Dr Ian Convery, Dr Maggie Mort, Dr Cathy Bailey & Josephine Baxter
Keywords: foot and mouth disease; disaster workers; therapeutic spaces; trauma; posttraumatic experience

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Natural Environment Disaster Survival Experiences: Narrative Research from Two Communities
by Melvin Prince & Mark Alexander Phillip Davies
Keywords: tsunami, flood, disaster survivors, culture, narrative research

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A Home-based Disaster Psychosocial Intervention Programme: Case Study of a School Fire Disaster Victim in India
by Sujata Satapathy & Ajinder Walia
Keywords: Fire disasters, Psychological trauma, Play therapy, home-based intervention and Disaster mental health care service

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Short Communication

Psychosocial Care During Rehabilitation – A Thematic Approach
by Jeyanth K.Newport & T.M. Padma
Keywords: Disaster Mental Health, Psychosocial Care, Rehabilitation, ELII Approach

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Volume: 2008-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2008-1


Editorial : Psychosocial Support in Community and Educational Contexts
by Douglas Paton


Papers

Sense of Place: A Model for Community Based Psychosocial Support Programs
by Joseph O. Prewitt Diaz & Anjana Dayal
Keywords: Sense of place, psychosocial well-being, support

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

The Effects of Personality, Social Support and Religiosity on Posttraumatic Growth
by Julie T. Wilson & Joseph M. Boden
Keywords: personality, Big Five, posttraumatic growth, social support, religiosity, extraversion

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Short Communication

The 2004 Tsunami and University Students’ Academic Achievement
by Teuku Tahlil & Ches Jones
Keywords: Tsunami, Adverse effects, College student, Academic achievement

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Volume: 2008-2


Contents Pages of Volume 2008-2


Editorial : Fire Risk Communication and Preparedness: New evidence to empower the communities.
by Dr Fantina Tedim


Papers

A Report on Forest Fires in Cyprus
by Boustras G, Bratskas R , Pourgouri S , Michaelides A , Efstathiades A, Katsaros E
Keywords: Forest fires, Cyprus, Forest Fire Statistics, Forest Protection Policies

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

How Close Do You Have To Be To Learn The Lesson? Fire Burns!
by Kathryn Gow
Keywords: bushfire exposure; bushfire experience; disaster preparedness; Southeast Queensland

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper

Urban-Forest Interfaces: A Favourable Stage for the Incidence and Development of Forest Fires in Portugal
by Luciano Lourenço
Keywords: bushfire exposure; bushfire experience; disaster preparedness; Southeast Queensland

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Understanding the Context: The value of community engagement in bushfire risk communication and education. Observations following the East Coast Tasmania bushfires of December 2006.
by Tim Prior and Douglas Paton
Keywords: Bushfire, community perceptions, trust, preparedness, risk communication

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Public Perceptions of Wildfire Risk and Forest Management in the Central Pine Barrens of Long Island (USA)
by Robert L. Ryan and Mark B. Wamsley
Keywords: wildland-urban interface - Northeast United States, Central Pine Barrens, Long Island, New York, local residents perceptions- wildland fire risk, fire hazard reduction strategies

Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Volume: 2009-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2009-1


Editorial : Responding to the Unexpected: Emergency response, community and societal implications
by Douglas Paton


Papers

Post-Disaster Psychosocial Support: A framework from lessons learnt through programmes in South-Asia
by Dr Satyabrata Dash, M.D.
Keywords: Post disaster, situation, literature, review, efficacy, model framework
 

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A Report On Traumatised and Non Traumatised Children’s Human Figure Drawings Reflecting Emotional Effects of Disastrous Conditions
by Elif Celebi Oncu, Berrin Akman, Tulin Guler & Tugba Karaaslan
Keywords: Traumatised children, human figure drawings (HFDs), emotional expressions
 

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Coping Strategies and Professional Quality of Life Among Emergency Workers
by Gabriele Prati, Luigi Palestini and Luca Pietrantoni
Keywords: emergency workers; coping strategies; quality of life
 

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Policies to Deal With Natural Disasters in View of a Social Business Partnership Model
by Md. Abdur Raquib, Md. Wahid Murad, R. N. Anantharaman & Uchenna Cyril Eze
Keywords: Natural disasters, preparedness and resiliency, social capital, social creativity, social business partnership model
 

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Recruitment and Retention of Red Cross Disaster Volunteers
by Christine Steerman Ph.D and Valerie Cole Ph.D
Keywords: disaster, volunteer, retention, disaster mental health
 

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Short Communications

The Chinese Medical Response in Wenchuan Earthquake Relief : Experience of Rescue Team Member
by Feng Cao, MD., PhD., Zheng Guo, MD., PhD., Weiping Liu, MD., Kai Liu, MD. & Lize Xiong, MD., PhD

Keywords: China; Earthquake relief; Medical rescue


Volume: 2010-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2010-1


Introduction : The Role Of Land-Use Planning In Disaster Risk Reduction: An Introduction To Perspectives From Australasia
by Bruce C. Glavovic

Keywords: Natural hazards planning, disaster risk reduction, New Zealand, Australia, Pacific Island Countries

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Papers

Lessons from the United States: Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction
by Gavin Smith
Keywords: disaster recovery, planning, sustainable development, disaster resilience
 

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Realising the potential of land-use planning to reduce hazard risks in New Zealand
by Bruce C. Glavovic, Becker, J.S. & Saunders, W.S.A
Keywords: Natural hazards planning, risk reduction, New Zealand
 

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A synthesis of challenges and opportunities for reducing volcanic risk through land use planning in New Zealand
by Becker, J.S., Saunders, W.S.A., Robertson, C.M., Leonard, G.S., & Johnston, D.M.
Keywords: volcano, land use, planning, New Zealand
 

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Exploring the social context of coastal erosion management in New Zealand: What factors drive particular environmental outcomes?
by Paula Blackett, Terry Hume & Jim Dahm
Keywords: Coastal hazards, stakeholders, communities, positive and negative environmental outcomes
 

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Community-based Civil Defence Emergency Management Planning in Northland, New Zealand
by Antoinette Mitchell, Bruce C. Glavovic, Bill Hutchinson, Graeme MacDonald, Melanie Roberts & Jim Goodland
Keywords: Community-based emergency planning, public participation, Northland, New Zealand
 

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Social assessment as a complementary tool to hazard risk assessment and disaster planning
by Alison Cottrell & David King
Keywords: social impact assessment, hazard mitigation, emergency management
 

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Towards Enhancing Adaptive Capacity for Climate Change Response in South East Queensland
by Timothy F. Smith, Timothy Lynam, Benjamin L. Preston, Julie Matthews, R. W. (Bill) Carter, Dana C. Thomsen, Jennifer Carter, Anne Roiko, Rodney Simpson, Peter Waterman, Marcus Bussey, Noni Keys & Craig Stephenson
Keywords: Adaptive capacity, climate change, adaptation, South East Queensland
 

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An Overview of Natural Hazard Planning in the Pacific Island Region
by John Campbell
Keywords: Pacific Islands, disaster risk reduction, relief, urbanisation
 

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Conclusion

Realising the promise of natural hazards planning: An Australasian perspective
by Bruce C. Glavovic

Keywords: Natural hazards planning; sustainable hazard-resilient communities; Australasia

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Volume: 2010-2


Contents Pages of Volume 2010-2


Editorial : Special Issue on “Disaster Management: Views from the 921 Earthquake”.
by Li-Wen Liu, Li-Ju Jang, Jieh-Jiuh Wang, Shu-Twu Wang & Fang-Yie Leu


Papers

Debris flow disaster mitigation on early warning and evacuation after the Chichi Earthquake in Taiwan
by Huei-Long Wu, Su-Chin Chen, Tien-Ying Chou & Bo-Tsung Huang

Keywords: early warning system, evacuation and shelter, rainfall threshold value for debris flow

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Evaluating the use of earthquake scenario exercises for developing disaster management strategies
by Shyh-Yuan Maa & Jieh-Jiuh Wang

Keywords: Emergency management system, scenarios, exercises, urban earthquake disaster management policy

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The 921 Earthquake: Developing a group intervention program for affected soldiers in the Taiwanese military
by Cheng-Shen Hu & Sheng-Che Kuo

Keywords: group intervention, military, acute stress disorder, normalization

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The grief process of a child survivor of the 921 Earthquake: A case report
by Hsiu -Ling Peng

Keywords: grief counselling, expressive art materials, 921 Earthquake

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Ten years after the 921 Earthquake: A report on the posttraumatic growth of Jen-Ai Hospital in Tali, Taiwan
by Chi-Hsiang Hsu & Chih-Chung Su

Keywords: The 921 Earthquake, Jen-Ai Hospital, Tali C ommunity Health Promotion Center, posttraumatic growth

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From a cross-disciplinary approach to construct a model of community disaster management support system
by Li-Wen Liu, Li-Ju Jang, Fang-Yie Leu, Jieh-Jiuh Wang & Shu-Twu Wang

Keywords: Chi-chi Earthquake, risk assessment, community resilience, spatial analysis, community disaster management support system.

.Web links to Abstract or to the Full Paper


Volume: 2011-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2011-1


Editorial : Risk and Resilience in Turbulent Times: Recent insights into managing hazard effects and traumatic stress
by Douglas Paton


Papers

Framing effects on disaster preparation: Is negative framing more effective?
by John McClure and Chris G Sibley

Keywords: framing effects, goal framing, disaster preparedness, risk communication

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Self-esteem and Sense of Mastery Influencing Disaster Preparedness Behaviour
by Sasmita Mishra, Damodar Suar & Douglas Paton

Keywords: Self-esteem, sense of mastery, communal mastery, disaster preparedness

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The Strange Lake Nyos CO2 Gas Disaster: Impacts and The Displacement and Return of Affected Communities
by Forka Leypey Mathew Fomine

Keywords: Lake Nyos, Cameroon, carbon dioxide gas, asphyxiation, resettlement, disaster

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Violence, Psychological Trauma, and Possible Acute Post-traumatic Interventions in Pakistani Society
by Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Suzane Foley, Ijaz Hussain & Maher Bano

Keywords: violent situation in Pakistan, psychological trauma, treatment response, Trauma center

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Culture-Sensitive and Resource Oriented Peer (CROP) - Groups as a Community Based Intervention for Trauma Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study with Refugees and Asylum Seekers from Chechnya
by Walter Renner, Eva Bänninger-Huber & Karl Peltzer

Keywords: Post-Traumatic Stress, Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Self-Help, Evaluation

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Volume: 2011-2


Contents Pages of Volume 2011-2


Papers

How the 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake affected earthquake risk perception: Comparing citizens inside and outside the earthquake region
John McClure, Celine Wills, David Johnston & Claudia Recker

Keywords: earthquakes, Canterbury earthquakes, risk perception, perceived earthquake likelihood


Sleeplessness, Stress, Cognitive Disruption and Academic Performance Following the September 4, 2010, Christchurch Earthquake
Simon Kemp, William S. Helton, Jessica J. Richardson, Neville M. Blampied & Michael Grimshaw

Keywords: disaster, earthquake, mental health, cognitive disruption, academic performance


Early Disaster Recovery: A Guide for Communities
Suzanne Vallance

Keywords: community development; community participation; urban resilience; social capital


Rapid response research in Christchurch: Providing evidence for recovery decisions and for future theoretical research
Felicity Powell, Abigail Harding, Jared Thomas & Kate Mora

Keywords: disaster recovery research, Canterbury earthquake, research dissemination, rapid response research, recovery indicators


The Management of Portable Toilets in the Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch after the February 22, 2011 Earthquake
R Potangaroa, S Wilkinson, M Zare & P Steinfort

Keywords: portable toilets, management, Christchurch, earthquake


Animal welfare impact following the 4 September 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake
Steve Glassey & Thomas Wilson

Keywords: Canterbury, Darfield, earthquake, emergency, pets, animals, welfare, disaster, New Zealand.


Commentary Article

Caring for the Carers: the emotional effects of disasters on health care professionals
Peter Huggard

Keywords: compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatisation, burnout, self-care


Volume: 2011-3


Contents Pages of Volume 2011-3


Papers

Leadership Through a School Tragedy: A Case Study (Part 1 - The First Week)
Ruth Tarrant

Keywords: leadership, school, tragedy, crisis, psychosocial, grief


Leadership Through a School Tragedy: A Case Study (Part 2 - The Next Two Years)
Ruth Tarrant

Keywords: leadership, school, tragedy, crisis, psychosocial, grief


Is “Fear Itself” The Only Thing We Have To Fear? Explorations of Psychology in Perceptions of the Vulnerability of Others
James Lewis, Ilan Kelman & Sarah A V Lewis

Keywords: fear, denial, psychology, vulnerability


“Tired of Caring”: The Impact of Caring on Resident Doctors
Peter Huggard & Robyn Dixon

Keywords: Physicians, compassion fatigue, burnout, compassion satisfaction, vicarious trauma


Volume: 2012-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2012-1


Papers

Earthquake Risk Perception among Citizens in Kathmandu, Nepal
Pralhad Uprety & Anupama Poudel

Keywords: Disaster, Earthquake Awareness, Preparedness


Organisational Resilience and Recovery for Canterbury Organisations after the 4 September 2010 Earthquake
Kachali H., Stevenson J.R, Whitman Z., Seville E., Vargo J. & Wilson T

Keywords: organisations, disaster, resilience, recovery, industry sector, earthquake.


Climate change and mental health following flood disasters in developing countries, A review of the epidemiological literature: What do we know, what is being recommended?
Andrew Crabtree

Keywords: Climate Change, Flooding, Mental Health


Psychiatric Comorbidity in Amputees With Average Sociodemographic Status and the Role of Theologic and Family Support In A Conflict Zone
Nasir Muzaffar, Imtiaz Mansoor, Arifa Hafeez, & Mushtaq Margoob

Keywords: Amputee; PTSD; Comorbidity; Theology; Defense


Volume: 2013-1


Contents Pages of Volume 2013-1


Papers

Land use planning and policy for earthquakes in the Wellington Region, New Zealand (2001-2011)
Becker, J.S., Beban, J., Suanders, W.S.A., Van Dissen, R. & King, A.

Keywords: Land use planning, Policy, Earthquakes, Wellington Region


Children's knowledge, cognitions and emotions surrounding natural disasters: An investigation of Year 5 students, Wellington, New Zealand
Teresa A. King & Ruth A.C. Tarrant

Keywords: disasters; education; children; earthquakes; cognitions; knowledge; emotions; preparedness.


The effects of news media reports on earthquake attributions and preventability judgments: Mixed messages about the Canterbury earthquake
John McClure & Justin Velluppillai

Keywords: Risk communication, Fatalistic messages, Attributions for damage, Preventability of damage


A systematic review of the measurement of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and secondary traumatic stress in physicians
Arohina Nimmo & Peter Huggard

Keywords: compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatisation, secondary traumatic stress, physicians, systematic literature review


Volume: 2013-2


Contents page -Volume 2013-2

Papers

The experience and future of businesses displaced by earthquake from central Christchurch, New Zealand.
Simon Kemp, Kin Yan Chan & Carsten Grimm

Keywords: Business decisions, Earthquake, Relocation


The 2009 New Zealand West Coast ShakeOut: Improving earthquake preparedness in a region of high seismic risk.
Caroline Orchiston, Chris Manuel, Maureen Coomer, Julia Becker & David Johnston

Keywords: earthquake hazard, ShakeOut, New Zealand, Alpine Fault, preparedness.


Volume: 18, Number 1


Contents page -Volume 18, Number 1

Papers

The need for careful study design when investigating the benefits of psychological interventions for trauma survivors: a commentary on Renner, Bänninger-Huber, Peltzer (2011)
Tracy M. McGuire, Christopher W. Lee & Peter D. Drummond

Keywords: methodological rigour, research design, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, EMDR


Fallen through the cracks? The role of second responders in the Christchurch emergency: A Wellington perspective
Beverley McNally

Keywords: Christchurch, earthquakes, second responders, emergency management


Spirituality, gratitude, hope and post-traumatic growth among the survivors of the 2010 eruption of Mount Merapi in Java, Indonesia
M.A. Subandi, Taufik Achmad, Hanifah Kurniati & Rizky Febri

Keywords: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post-Traumatic Growth, positive psychology, Yogyakarta-Indonesia


Reporting on the Seminar - Risk Interpretation and Action (RIA): Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty
The World Social Science (WSS) fellows on Risk Interpretation and Action (RIA)

Keywords: interpretation, action, decision making, uncertainty, communication, interdisciplinary, workshop


Indigenous Peoples and urban disaster: Māori responses to the 2010-12 Christchurch earthquakes
Simon Lambert

Keywords: Christchurch, Indigenous communities, disaster response, Māori, cultural institutions


Volume: 18, Number 2


Contents page -Volume 18, Number 2

Papers

How People Affected by Disaster Use the Internet: A study of Facebook Usage during the 2014 Hazelwood Mine Fire in Victoria
Dr Owen Kulemeka

Keywords: social media, Australia, China, Facebook, fire


The Emotional Impact of the February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake on the Junior Doctor workforce
Dr Dale Sheehan, Dr John Thwaites, Dr Blair York & Dr Jaejin Lee

Keywords: Disaster, Medicine, Narrative, Thematic analyses



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