Five essential elements of immediate and mid-term mass trauma intervention: empirical evidence.

  title={Five essential elements of immediate and mid-term mass trauma intervention: empirical evidence.},
  author={Stevan E. Hobfoll and Patricia Watson and Carl Compton Bell and Richard A. Bryant and Melissa J. Brymer and Matthew J. Friedman and Merle Friedman and Berthold P R Gersons and Joop T. V. M. de Jong and Christopher M Layne and Shira Maguen and Yuval Neria and Ann E. Norwood and Robert S. Pynoos and Dori B. Reissman and Josef I Ruzek and Arieh Y Shalev and Zahava Solomon and Alan M. Steinberg and Robert J. Ursano},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={283-315; discussion 316-69}
Given the devastation caused by disasters and mass violence, it is critical that intervention policy be based on the most updated research findings. However, to date, no evidence-based consensus has been reached supporting a clear set of recommendations for intervention during the immediate and the mid-term post mass trauma phases. Because it is unlikely that there will be evidence in the near or mid-term future from clinical trials that cover the diversity of disaster and mass violence… CONTINUE READING
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