Stress among police body handlers. A long-term follow-up


Thirty-five police officers were followed up three years after they had been first assessed following their involvement in the retrieval and identification of human remains after a major disaster. Most of these officers were free from signs of psychiatric morbidity. Organisational and managerial practices appear to be powerful antidotes to adverse post-traumatic reactions. In this study the use of a longitudinal design, with a pre-disaster baseline and a control group, suggests that these are robust findings.

Alexander DA | 1993
In: The British journal of psychiatry, ISSN 0007-1250 | 163 | Dec | 806-808
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Yzermans collectie