On the relativity of the mental health consequences of disasters

What makes individuals, communities, and societies resilient or vulnerable to a disaster from a mental health perspective? How should the causes and consequences of resilience and vulnerability be addressed? These questions delineate the scope of this book.
The first part of the book describes patterns in exposure to adversity, mental health, cultural and socioeconomic characteristics, and professional psychosocial service capacity across country contexts. 
In the second part a more normative approach is followed, focusing on psychosocial support guidelines and their application by public leaders and service providers. The psychosocial support theme and its implications are explored through a quality improvement and crisis management lens. 
In the third part the findings are discussed in relation to each other. Together, the studies constitute an integrative perspective on the research themes, the associations between them and determinants at different levels.
The model presented in the final chapter can be used to guide future research, guideline development and emergency preparedness.


This book is based on Michel Dückers Habilitation Dissertation at the University of Innsbrück.

ISBN 9789463235440

Michel L.A. Dückers | 2019
Foreword by Jan-Wilke Reerds, Chairman of the Executive Board of Arq Psychotrauma Expertgroep, Prof. Cordula Wagner, Executive director of Nivel, and Prof. Barbara Juen, University of Innsbrück. | 269 pagina's | [Diemen], Arq Psychotrauma Expert Groep
Placement code: 
​8.4 DÜC- I, II en III