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HLTH 4050 Introduction to Disaster and Emergency Management: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

HLTH 4050 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Aswegan, A. L. (2008). Fight or flight: The ethics of emergency physician disaster response. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 51(4), 345–353.

Bensimon, C., & Upshur, R. (2007). Evidence and effectiveness in decision making for quarantine. American Journal of Public Health (Supplement), 97(S1), S44–48.

Douglas, V. (2007). Education and development. Developing disaster management modules: A collaborative approach. British Journal of Nursing, 16(9), 526–529.

Fairchild, A., Colgrove, J., & Jones, M. (2006). The challenge of mandatory evacuation: Providing for and deciding for. Health Affairs, 25(4), 958–967.

Freedman, T. (2004). Voices of 9/11 first responders: Patterns of collective resilience. Clinical Social Work Journal, 32(4), 377–393.

High, E., Lovelace, K., Gansneder, B., Strack, R., Callahan, B., & Benson, P. (2010). Promoting community preparedness: Lessons learned from the implementation of a chemical disaster tabletop exercise. Health Promotion Practice, 11(3), 310–319. 

Iserson, K. V., Heine, C. E., Larkin, G. L., Moskop, J. C., Baruch, J., & Lurie, N., Wasserman, J., & Nelson, C. (2006). Public health preparedness: Evolution or revolution? Health Affairs, 25(4), 935–945.

Logue, J. N. (2006). The public health response to disasters in the 21st century: Reflections on Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Environmental Health, 69(2), 9–13.

Lurie, N., Wasserman, J., & Nelson, C. (2006). Public health preparedness: Evolution or revolution? Health Affairs, 25(4), 935–945.

Parker, C., Barnett, D., Fews, A., & Links, J. (2005). The road map to preparedness: A competency-based approach to all-hazards emergency readiness training for the public health workforce. Public Health Reports, 120(5), 504–514.

Perkins, B. (2010). Social media to the rescue. Computerworld, 44(17), 16.

Rebbman, T., Carrico, R., & English, J. (2008). Lessons public health professionals learned from past disasters. Public Health Nursing, 25(4), 344–352. 

Reissman, D., & Howard, J. (2008). Responder safety and health: Preparing for future disasters. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, 75(2), 135–141.

Smith, B. (2010). Socially distributing public relations: Twitter, Haiti, and interactivity in social media. Public Relations Review, 36(4), 329–335.

Underwood, S. (2010). Improving disaster management. Communications of the ACM, 53(2), 18–20.

VanDevanter, N., Leviss, P., Abramson, D., Moon Howard, J., & Honore, P. (2010). Emergency response and public health in Hurricane Katrina: What does it mean to be a public health emergency responder? Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 16(6), E16–E25.