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Date of Award
Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Julie T. Klein
PROTECTING AND SAVING OLDER ADULTS IN DISASTERS: PREPAREDNESS, EVACUATION, AND AFTERMATH
This thesis is an analysis of issues that affect older adults before, during, and after disasters, and produces recommendations that can be beneficial in protecting this population. An interdisciplinary approach that coordinates emergency managers, health care providers, public and private disaster relief agencies, and government policy is essential in addressing the complex problems that face older adults in disasters. Hurricane Katrina and the San Diego wildfires are used as case studies to gain an understanding of the problems and to produce recommendations.
Amaya, Virginia, "Older Adults In Disasters: Preparedness, Evacuation, And Aftermath" (2011). Wayne State University Theses. Paper 52.