Title

Nurses - are we disaster ready?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation

Place of Publication

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

19441

Comments

Originally published as: Geale, S. K., & Duffield, C. (2015). Nurses - are we disaster ready? Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 23(1), 23. Available here

Abstract

Australia is not considered by most to be a disaster prone country. However, in January 2009, 347 people were killed by extreme temperatures; in 2010 175,000 people were affected by floods; in 2013 13,000 people were affected by floods and 98,000 by bush fire. Heat waves and flooding will not only continue in Australia but are likely to increase (UNISDR, 2014).

Access Rights

Not open access