Journal article

Hierarchies of affectedness after disasters

Kate Brady, Lisa Gibbs, Louise Harms

HEALTH & PLACE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021


Disasters result in a range of impacts that significantly disrupt the health and wellbeing of those affected. After disasters, a hierarchy of affectedness may be explicitly or implicitly developed, where those affected are compared to each other, and to people affected by disasters in other locations. When an individual's sense of place is so significantly disrupted, these hierarchies are critical to improving the understanding of recovery trajectories, including mental health and well-being outcomes. These hierarchies have practical implications that influence the health outcomes of those affected, including eligibility for disaster aid, support services, and the way that people affected by..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author (s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Australian Postgraduate Award.