A systematic review of the international disaster case management literature in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Added August 15, 2018

Manning S., & Kushma J. A systematic review of the international disaster case management literature in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. International Journal of Emergency Management, 2016:12(3);241-62.

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Better connections between the emergency management and international social work communities will be needed in the face of future large-scale disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Better linkages between these communities are needed to improve disaster recovery outcomes as well as to strengthen service delivery systems and promote resilience.

This systematic review assessed 27 papers from the international literature on disaster social work and case management and included events such as wildfires, floods, hurricanes, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis, and human conflict. The authors did not discover any direct links between Hurricane Katrina and resulting policies of international disaster social workers or case managers. This is likely because of a general paucity of research on the topic, as well as the tendency among disaster researchers to focus their work on immediate impacts on local and or regional systems instead of international ones.

 

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