Compare and contrast the practitioners’ approaches to the Japan tsunami.
Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. Reflect on natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina (2005), the Japan tsunami (2011) and the Philippine typhoon (2013). When major events such as these occur, various health practitioners from around the world work together to support local health workers and meet the needs of the affected communities.
Health is a multidisciplinary field and practitioners from different fields of health can approach the same situation in numerous ways. As you review your Learning Resources on the Japan tsunami of 2011, think about the impact that immediately followed the weather event.
Select two health fields from the list provided:
• Hospital Administration
• Environmental Health
• Emergency Management
• Public Health Administration
• Health Education
Post a description of how practitioners in each of the two fields might approach the situation. Then, compare and contrast the practitioners’ approaches to the Japan tsunami. Expand on your insights utilizing the Learning Resources.
Public Health Concerns in the Aftermath of the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami and the Fukushima Reactor Breach