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dc.contributor.advisorToomey, Kathleen
dc.contributor.authorScott, Linda J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:35:52Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:35:52Z
dc.date.issued2006-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/2659
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis focuses on the medical as part of the public health response to Hurricane Katrina, specific to the issues of the private, non-governmental health professional. A brief survey was completed by 39 state level Bioterrorism Hospital Coordinators. Information obtained highlights the issues of the inability to deploy these private health professionals. Traditional governmental mutual aid mechanisms do not cover private non-governmental health professionals for workers compensation and death benefits. A review of the potential deployment mechanisms provides insight to the challenges and complexity specific to private health professionals. The motivation for volunteerism highlights the importance of targeting volunteer activities to the motivation of the individual volunteer. Investigating the impact thwarting the private, nongovernmental health professionals may have on future planning and response activities reinforce the need to modify the structures currently in place. The National Response Plan stresses the importance of including private industry into emergency preparedness and response strategies. This thesis outlines a strategy to pilot a project working with an established state volunteer registry by providing mechanisms to federalize those pre-identified, pre-credentialed volunteer health professionals. Once completed, this pilot could be expanded to other states ensuring a solid mechanism to quickly and safely mobilize this critical response discipline.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/hurricanekatrinu109452659
dc.format.extentxii, 77 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCivil defenseen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshEmergenciesen_US
dc.subject.lcshHealth facilitiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMedical careen_US
dc.subject.lcshPublic healthen_US
dc.subject.lcshHurricanesen_US
dc.subject.lcshWorkers' compensationen_US
dc.titleHurricane Katrina : utilization of private, non-governmental health professionals time for new strategiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSchertzing, Phillip
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of National Security Affairs
dc.description.serviceBioterrorism Hospital Coordinator, Michigan Department of Community Healthen_US
dc.identifier.oclc72848737
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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