A Systematic Literature Search on Psychological First Aid: Lack of Evidence to Develop Guidelines

  title={A Systematic Literature Search on Psychological First Aid: Lack of Evidence to Develop Guidelines},
  author={Tessa Dieltjens and Inge Moonens and Koen Van Praet and Emmy De Buck and Philippe G Vandekerckhove},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Providing psychological first aid (PFA) is generally considered to be an important element in preliminary care of disaster victims. Using the best available scientific basis for courses and educational materials, the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders wants to ensure that its volunteers are trained in the best way possible. OBJECTIVE To identify effective PFA practices, by systematically reviewing the evidence in existing guidelines, systematic reviews and individual studies. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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