Thesis / Dissertation

What do people who have been affected by a disaster consider to be helpful and unhelpful in their recovery?

Kate Joanna Brady, Lisa Gibbs (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Disasters are highly disruptive events that have the capacity to result in a wide range of complex, interconnected and compounding impacts for those affected. Disaster recovery is an under-researched but developing field. While much of the recovery research to date has examined disaster impacts in isolation to each other, those affected by disasters face a multiplicity of impacts simultaneously. Additionally, the voices of those with lived experience have often been missing from existing research. To address this, this study took a deliberately broad approach, asking people affected by disasters what they considered to be helpful and unhelpful in their recovery. A constructivist, qualitativ..

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