Disaster and Emergency Management is situated within multiple social, political, religious and cultural contexts. The Asia-Pacific, including East and Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, forms one of the most ethnically diverse regions in the world. This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to differing codes of practice and ethical considerations for managing content and delivery of communication strategies, including public information campaigns and media relations. It also explores and critiques various approaches to the prevention and treatment of psychological, social and cultural aspects of trauma in disaster situations, including the role of both public and private emergency intervention services.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - ADVANCED INTRODUCTION TO DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
PRESCRIBED TEXT - DISASTER CULTURE KNOWLEDGE AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE WAKE OF HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE
PRESCRIBED TEXT - HANDBOOK OF DISASTER POLICIES AND INSTITUTIONS IMPROVING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
WHAT IS A DISASTER: NEW ANSWERS TO OLD QUESTIONS
ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF HAZARDS AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
HOW TO WRITE AN EMERGENCY PLAN