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Title: Community recovery
Contributor(s): Lonne, Bob (author)orcid ; McColl, Graeme (author); Marston, Greg (author)
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstract: Disaster recovery is the most complex and often least understood of all the phases in the disaster management cycle. In Chapter 1 we outlined the discursive nature and lack of consensus of the definition of 'disaster'; similarly, agreement is not assured concerning definitions of 'recovery', or when the actual recovery has been reached. One useful definition is: "The coordinated process of supporting disaster affected communities in the reconstruction of the physical infrastructure and the restoration of emotional, social, economic and physical well-being." (AEMI 2011: p. 19) Recovery is a developmental and remedial process encompassing: • Minimising escalation of the consequences of the disaster. • Regenerating social, emotional, economic and physical wellbeing of individuals and communities. • Adapting to meet the future social, economic, natural and built environment needs. • Reducing future exposure to hazards and their associated risks.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Disaster Health Management: A primer for students and practitioners, p. 229-242
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Abington, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781315692951
Field of Research (FOR): 111708 Health and Community Services
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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