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In the Line of Fire Trauma in the Emergency Services

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ISBN-10: 0195165020

ISBN-13: 9780195165029

Edition: 2005

Authors: Cheryl Regehr, Ted Bober

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In the wake of disaster emergency responders are first on the scene and last to leave. They put concern for the lives of others over concern for their own lives, and work tirelessly to recover the bodies of the missing. Their heroic actions save lives, provide comfort and care for the wounded and inspire onlookers, but at what cost to themselves? We now know that rescue workers who are exposed to mutilated bodies, mass destruction, multiple casualties, and life-threatening situations may become the hidden victims of disaster. The traumatic consequences of exposure can profoundly impact emergency responders, radiate to their families, and permeate the emergency organization. This book, based…    
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Cheryl Regehr is the Vice-Provost of Academic Programs for the University of Toronto as well as a Professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Previously she was Dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and Director ofthe Centre for Applied Social Research and the Research Institute for Evidence-Based Social Work. In addition, she has been a member of several editorial boards for international scholarly journals and of committees adjudicating grants for national granting councils. Her practice background includes20 years of direct service in forensic social work and emergency mental health and in the administration…    

Foreword
Setting the stage
All in a day's work : traumatic events in the line of duty
Building a framework : health, stress, crisis, and trauma
Disastrous events : mass emergencies and the emergency responder
The right stuff : trauma and coping
Help or hindrance? : stress and the emergency service organization
Heroes or villains? : public inquiries
Are you coming home tonight? : the impact of emergency service work on families
The continuum of interventions I : doing the right job at the right time
The continuum of interventions II : interventions for extreme stress
Laying the foundation : developing trauma response teams
Keeping it going : team maintenance
Does it work? : evaluating the efficacy of interventions