Update in Disaster Rehabilitation: An International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) Perspective.
Fary Khan, Bhasker Amatya
American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Published : 2021
ABSTRACT: Disasters (both natural and man-made) are escalating worldwide, resulting in a significant increase in survivors with complex and long-term disabling injuries. Physical and rehabilitation medicine is integral in disaster management and should be included in all phases of the disaster management continuum, which comprise mitigation/prevention, preparation, response, and recovery phases. This Joel A. DeLisa Lecture was presented on February 11, 2021, at the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Scientific Meeting - "Physiatry 21". The lecture highlights the synergistic position of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) and the Disaster R..View full abstract