Disaster Nursing Development of a Center of Excellence for Disaster Nursing in a Ubiquitous Society Information Base for Disaster Nursing Knowledge and Skills to Protect Lives
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Disasters such as earthquakes and floods leave deep scars in people's minds.Many disaster victims suffer from physical and mental disorders.

To promote recovery from such stress reactions, it is extremely importantto provide mental health care immediately after the disaster.Therefore, nurses who are involved in support activities from the early phaseof the disaster are expected to play a significant role in providing not onlyphysical care but also psychological and emotional support for victims.This page presents handbook for mental health care in disasters.

We have produced this handbook to provide relevant and practical informationfor frontline nurses who work to help disaster victims taking shelter in evacuation centers, including those with no psychiatric clinical experiences.The handbook consists of three volumes: "What you can do at the shelter," "When you face difficulties at shelters" and "Maintaining nurse's mental health."

"What you can do at the shelter" describes mental health services that nurses can provide to promote the healing of scars of disaster victims.

"When you face difficulties at shelters" gives tips on how to support/handle disaster victims who have suffered serious psychological damage and those who are unwillingto accept assistance from nurses.

"Maintaining nurse's mental health" provides information regarding stress reactions or symptoms that nurses may experience in their support activities and tips on stress management.

We hope these handbooks will serve as a mental health care guide for nurses who are involved in providing post-disaster support services.
Useful Manuals (For emergency phase)
What you can do at the shelter
When you face difficulties at shelters
Maintaining nurse's mental health

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Ai’s and Rabi’s “Disaster Nursing TV”
Core Competencies Required for Disaster Nursing
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