The continuity principle: A unified approach to disaster and trauma

@article{Omer1994TheCP,
  title={The continuity principle: A unified approach to disaster and trauma},
  author={H. Omer and N. Alon},
  journal={American Journal of Community Psychology},
  year={1994},
  volume={22},
  pages={273-287}
}
  • H. Omer, N. Alon
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Community Psychology
The continuity principle stipulates that through all stages of disaster, management and treatment should aim at preserving and restoring functional, historical, and interpersonal continuities, at the individual, family, organization, and community levels. Two misconceptions work against this principle and lead to decisional errors: the “abnormalcy bias” which results in underestimating victims' ability to cope with disaster, and the “normalcy bias” which results in underestimating the… Expand
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