Complex events

Burns, Penny, Sutton, Brett, and Leggat, Peter A. (2017) Complex events. In: FitzGerald, Gerry, Tarrant, Mike, Aitken, Peter, and Fredriksen, Marie, (eds.) Disaster Health Management: a primer for students and practitioners. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 282-296.

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Arguably, all disasters are complex events, as they constitute a complex interaction between the society and the hazard that creates a risk to that society. Some events, however, are worthy of special consideration due to their multifaceted or interdependent elements. These events are presented here to highlight and explore their complexity in more detail.

The aim of this chapter is to address those events in which there is a complex interplay of causative factors and impacts. On completion of this chapter you should be able to:

• Describe the particular characteristics of pandemics, and complex humanitarian emergencies. • Demonstrate an extensive understanding of the complex interaction of risks that characterise major events. • Identify the particular management strategies required to ensure these events are effectively managed throughout the PPRR cycle.

Item ID: 46894
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-1-138-91118-5
Keywords: disaster health management; healthcare; disasters
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 02:58
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920407 Health Protection and/or Disaster Response @ 70%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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