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Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2013 Sep;36(3):309-19. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2013.05.005. Epub 2013 Jul 12.

First person: a mental health mission to post-earthquake El Salvador.

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Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Box 1257, New York, NY 10029, USA. craig.katz@mssm.edu

Abstract

In this article the author excerpts and discusses salient quotes or moments from the journal he compiled while visiting El Salvador in February 2001 as head of Disaster Psychiatry Outreach (DPO) to assist survivors of a major earthquake. This case discussion of a single disaster mental health response exemplifies key issues related to both short and long term mental health service delivery to disaster affected communities.

KEYWORDS:

Disaster psychiatry; El Salvador earthquake; Post-disaster outreach

PMID:
23954049
DOI:
10.1016/j.psc.2013.05.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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