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Community-based psychological disaster management groups and psychosocial support to trauma victims – knowledge and awareness.

Författare och institution:
Jörgen Lundälv (Institutionen för socialt arbete)
Publicerad i:
Scandinavian Insurance Quarterly , ( 2 ) s. 1-10
Artikel, övrig vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
This article describes the role that media coverage plays in creating awareness of the psychosocial support available to people in Sweden who are affected by crises, accidents, and trauma. The connection between media coverage, psychosocial support and traffic accidents has not been made clear in the literature or previous research. Trauma and fatal injuries in road accidents in Sweden has decreased in recent decades. Developments in China and the European countries shows that many people are killed on the roads and the resulting trauma would be significant for relatives and families who are affected. Therefore, it is important that those affected can get the support needed and requested. The importance of insurance and insurance companies in China has been desribed by Dellien (Dellien, 2011). In Sweden the municipal authorities operate POSOM-groups that provide psychological and social care in the event of major community crisis. However, knowledge and awareness of social support for trauma victims is also very important for insurance companies in Sweden. The economic and social costs of long-term consequences is very important to prevent in society. A Swedish study show that a system called “pay-as-you-speed” (PAYS) could save lives and create at safer road transport system (Stigson et al, 2014). This article describes how team leaders in the POSOM-groups experience accessibility, communication and interactions with the media. The article focuses on how to increase awareness of emergency crisis support for one of today's major public health problems - traffic accidents in the community.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Sociologi ->
Socialt arbete
Traffic accidents, media coverage, psychosocial support, community-based psychological disaster management groups, trauma victims, knowledge, awareness, POSOM-groups, Sweden, China
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2016-06-07 12:28

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