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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 58-72

Disaster management - introduction, community preparedness and response and role of a public health nurse

1 Professor, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, India
2 Lecturer, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, India

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Numerous disaster events and threats in the 21st century has increased the emphasis on disaster nursing and those principles that guide the nurse’s practice in response to disasters. A global nursing workforce is needed that possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities to respond to any disaster or large-scale public health emergency in a timely and appropriate manner. This paper highlights the need for preparedness and response in times of disaster from a community and public nursing perspective.

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