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Mental Health Risks in the Local Workforce Engaged in Disaster Relief and Reconstruction
Wang, Xiao L.1,2; Chan, Cecilia L. W.3; Shi, Zhan B.4; Wang, Bin5; Wang, XL (reprint author), Univ Hong Kong, Fac Social Sci, Pokfulam Rd, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China.
2013
Source PublicationQUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH
ISSN1747-0218
Subtype期刊论文
Volume23Issue:2Pages:207-217
Contribution Rank2
AbstractTo build a sustainable workforce for long-term disaster relief and reconstruction, more effort must be made to promote local relief workers' mental health. We conducted 25 semistructured interviews with local relief officials 10 months after the 2008 earthquake in China to investigate the stress and coping experiences in their personal lives as survivors. We conducted thematic analysis of interview transcripts. Traumatic bereavement and grief, housing and financial difficulties, and work-family conflict were the three main sources of stress in the respondents' personal lives. The coping themes were finding meaning and purpose in life through relief work, colleagues' support and understanding, suppression or avoidance of grief, appreciation for life, hardiness, optimism, letting nature take its course, and making up for loss. We suggest that relief work has a double-edged-sword effect on workers' coping abilities. We discuss the implications of this effect for work-life balance measures and trauma and grief counseling services.
Keywordbereavement / grief China, Chinese culture coping and adaptation crisis management interviews, semistructured mental health and illness occupational health trauma
Subject AreaHealth Psychology,Trauma Psychology
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Language英语
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Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/10657
Collection健康与遗传心理学研究室
Corresponding AuthorWang, XL (reprint author), Univ Hong Kong, Fac Social Sci, Pokfulam Rd, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China.
Affiliation1.Univ Hong Kong, Fac Social Sci, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
2.Univ Hong Kong, Ctr Behav Hlth, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
3.Univ Hong Kong, Dept Social Work & Social Adm, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
5.SW Univ Sci & Technol, Dept Psychol, Mianyang, Sichuan, Peoples R China
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Wang, Xiao L.,Chan, Cecilia L. W.,Shi, Zhan B.,et al. Mental Health Risks in the Local Workforce Engaged in Disaster Relief and Reconstruction[J]. QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH,2013,23(2):207-217.
APA Wang, Xiao L.,Chan, Cecilia L. W.,Shi, Zhan B.,Wang, Bin,&Wang, XL .(2013).Mental Health Risks in the Local Workforce Engaged in Disaster Relief and Reconstruction.QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH,23(2),207-217.
MLA Wang, Xiao L.,et al."Mental Health Risks in the Local Workforce Engaged in Disaster Relief and Reconstruction".QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH 23.2(2013):207-217.
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