Disabilities in Disaster Situations How a Rescuer Handles What They Encounter

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Daryl Schaffer

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Disaster, Responders, Disability

Abstract

Individuals with disabilities are often disproportionately affected by disaster. With little research focused on rescue operations impacting individuals with disabilities during large disasters, three themes are reviewed: re-leveling expectations; misunderstanding of triage and crisis medical protocols; and light switch fallacy by responders and individuals with disabilities before, during, and after rescue operations.

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