Mental health interventions in a general hospital following terrorist attacks: The israeli experience

Ilan Kutz*, Avi Bleich

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Over three years of repeated terrorist attacks in Israel have shown that the victims suffering from acute stress syndromes constitute the bulk of the casualties. The large number of psychological victims presents an immediate problem of hospital surge capacity. The need for alleviating acute suffering and preventing chronic, disabling posttraumatic syndromes requires organizational and clinical skills. The article reviews deployment and intervention protocols for the treatment of victims and affected staff members in a general hospital setting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Trauma of Terrorism
Subtitle of host publicationSharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages425-437
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781136747052
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Acute stress
  • CBT
  • EMDR
  • Group debriefing
  • Hospital preparedness
  • Hypnosis
  • Staff support

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