Disaster Psychiatry in Haiti pdf free download. As any good community or consultation-liaison psychiatrist knows, it is best to understand the history and culture of the people you are treating. To have that intimate perspective allows more accurate work. Whether you are doing disaster psychiatry in the inner city or a foreign country, it is extremely helpful to know with whom you are working as you enter their world to help them with their tragedies. A brief cultural history of Haiti illustrates this. You will see it come alive as we go out to the countryside to do our crisis intervention work, our brand of disaster psychiatry.
Haiti is again at the crossroads—and in the cross hairs. How history repeats itself. Drugs
and corruption, hurricanes and mudslides, and now an earthquake followed by cholera torment her. She was once a lush tropical paradise called the Pearl of the Antilles, with beautiful forested mountains and rich alluvial plains—the crown jewel among France’s prosperous colonies.
Disaster Psychiatry in Haiti pdf free download
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