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Case Studies in Disaster Preparedness. A volume in the Disaster and Emergency Management: Case Studies in Adaptation and Innovation series

  • Book

  • 280 Pages
  • September 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5130551
Case Studies in Disaster Preparedness: A volume in the Disaster and Emergency Management: Case Studies in Adaptation and Innovation series presents international cases on planning, training, exercise and evaluation, and public information and education when disaster is imminent. Key findings about preparedness from the disaster literature demonstrate how emergency managers can apply these findings. The volume also emphasizes the importance of social engagement and addresses cross-cultural issues and its implications for preparedness in an international context (e.g., for humanitarian aid agencies).

Finally, it illustrates how different sectoral needs (e.g., health care, education, private sector) become a motive for adopting innovation and adaptation as a strategy for preparing for disasters.

Table of Contents

I. Series Introduction
Series Editors Jean Slick and Jane Kushma
II. Disaster Recovery
Douglas Paton, PhD
III. Thematic Organization of Cases 2-4 groupings of cases
IV. Volume Conclusion
Douglas Paton, PhD


Joanne McGlown Assistant Professor, Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY); CEO, McGlown-Self Consulting, LLC; Adjunct Professor, University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB), USA. Dr. Joanne McGlown is a senior level emergency management and healthcare executive with almost 40 years' experience engaging with and teaching in her specialty areas of healthcare, public health, and medical aspects of emergency and disaster management. She is a healthcare subject matter expert, educator, consultant and speaker, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Safety, Security & Emergency Management / Program in Homeland Security at Eastern Kentucky University.
She has edited/co-authored two books, published by Health Administration Press, on healthcare disaster and catastrophic event preparedness.