The care of older people during and after disasters: a review of the recent experiences in Queensland, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand

Goldstraw, Paul, Strivens, Edward, Kennett, Colin, Lie, David, Geddes, John, and Thwaites, John (2012) The care of older people during and after disasters: a review of the recent experiences in Queensland, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 31 (2). pp. 69-71.

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Abstract

Two major disasters hit Australasia in February this year. Physicians in Geriatric Medicine were involved, yet disaster management is not core knowledge for geriatricians. However, the experience and evidence described indicates we should increase our awareness of the issues for older people at times of disaster.

Item ID: 23588
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1741-6612
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 06:07
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111702 Aged Health Care @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing @ 100%
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