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Integrating Emergency Management and Disaster Behavioral Health by Ronald Sherman, Brian Flynn

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Chapter 12

How to Navigate External Factors

Legal, Ethical, and Political Issues

Berl D. Jones Jr.1 and Daniel Dodgen2,    1Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC, United States,    2US Dept of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC, United States

Abstract

Disaster preparedness and response requires a sound understanding of preparedness, response, and recovery needs and approaches. At the same time, these critical activities and approaches are heavily influenced by factors that are impacted by many contextual factors that determine both the scope and nature of preparedness and response. Several of these factors are explored. These factors are both particular to and overlapping with both emergency management (EM) and behavioral health ...

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