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Section 1: Overview of complex emergencies

(1.1) Section 1: Overview of complex emergencies

(1.2) Context for complex emergencies

(1.3) What is a complex emergency?

(1.4) Interactive exercise: disaster categories

(1.5) Disaster survivors: suggested approach

(1.6) Interactive exercise: disaster consequences

(1.7) Reflection

(1.8) How can psychiatrists help?

(1.9) Reflection

(1.10) Self-care: stress and loss of effective functioning

(1.11) Self-care: coping mechanisms to reduce stress

(1.12) Reflection

(1.13) Challenges for the humanitarian response

(1.14) Challenges in organising recovery services

(1.15) Challenges in organising recovery services

(1.16) Section 1: Recap

(1.17) Section 1: Summary

 

Section 2: The mental health effects of disaster

(2.1) Section 2: The mental health effects of disaster

(2.2) Features of mental health during a crisis

(2.3) Conditions to look out for after a potentially traumatic event

(2.4) Mental health symptoms before and after humanitarian disaster

(2.5) Section 2: Recap

(2.6) Section 2: Summary

 

Section 3: The role of the psychiatrist

(3.1) Section 3: The role of the psychiatrist

(3.2) Introduction and context

(3.3) Assessment: general principles

(3.4) Assessment

(3.5) Assessment dos and don’ts

(3.6) Reflection

(3.7) General principles of interventions

(3.8) Interactive exercise: general principles of interventions

(3.9) Self-care and support of staff

(3.10) The recovery phase: sustainability and building back better

(3.11) Challenges in emergency settings

(3.12) Learning from mistakes

(3.13) Section 3: Recap

(3.14) Section 3: Summary

 

Section 4: Responses to international disasters: Haiti and Sierra Leone

(4.1) Section 4: Responses to international disasters: Haiti and Sierra Leone

(4.2) Haiti

(4.3) Sierra Leone

(4.4) Comment

(4.5) Audio case example: Haiti – background

(4.6) Audio case example: Haiti – organising strands of work

(4.7) Audio case example: Sierra Leone – background

(4.8) Audio case example: Sierra Leone – organising strands of work

(4.9) Section 4: Summary

 

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Appendix I: glossary

Appendix II: United Nations (UN) and global declarations

Appendix III: tools in disaster response

 

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