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Rehabilitation in Sudden Onset Disasters

Handicap International

Peter Skelton and Alice Harvey

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The role of rehabilitation professionals in responding to sudden onset disasters, such as earthquakes or tsunamis, is evolving rapidly, and they increasingly find themselves at the forefront of emergency response teams.

This manual is designed for physiotherapists and occupational therapists who provide rehabilitation in the immediate aftermath of a sudden onset disaster. It was developed to support volunteers on the UK International Emergency Trauma Register, but with the aim of being relevant to all rehabilitation professionals interested in rapid deployment to austere environments.

Rehabilitation in Sudden Onset Disasters manual cover

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