Author(s): Anderson KM
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Abstract TOPIC: My journey as an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, aboard the USNS Mercy, providing humanitarian aid to victims of the December 2004 tsunami is the focus of this paper. PURPOSE: To offer insights about healing and recovery that I learned from my time with the victims of this disaster that may be applicable to future disaster situations. SOURCE OF INFORMATION: The author's personal experience of being a volunteer. CONCLUSIONS: My contributions focused on providing mental health care to victims of the tsunami as well as the development of a program of psychosocial intervention and education for children affected by the disaster.
This article was published in Perspect Psychiatr Care
and referenced in Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters