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close this bookEuropean Workshop on Educational Aspects of Health in Disasters (Council of Europe, 1982, 50 p.)
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View the documentIntroduction
View the documentObjectives
View the documentTypes of disasters
Open this folder and view contentsRecent involvement of European health personnel in disasters
View the documentEducational needs for health problems of European disasters
View the documentProjection of educational needs for European personnel going outside Europe
View the documentType of post-graduate training needed within Europe
View the documentDraft recommendation (1)
View the documentAcknowledgements


The workshop was convened to review the needs within Europe for postgraduate training of health professionals and others in the management of how to cope with the health problems created by disasters. The workshop reviewed both past experience and likely future needs for trained staff. Disasters place unfamiliar demands on health staff, and are often quite different from those for which they are prepared by their basic training and orientation, at present. Consequently, further education in these problems is essential if costly and tragic errors are to be avoided. The workshop defined the specific training needs and formulated outline (recommendations) proposals to meet those needs.