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ERIC Number: ED549028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 277
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ISBN: 978-1-2673-5536-2
A Manager's Rationale for a Pre-Trauma Developmental Approach to Resilience: A Symbolic Interactionist's Perspective
Walach, Christopher E.
ProQuest LLC, D.Mgt. Dissertation, University of Maryland University College
Imminent danger, managing the unexpected, dealing with the aftereffects of danger and potential trauma, and repeating this intense cycle is part of the military, first responders (police, fire fighters, wild land firefighting crews, EMTs, and paramedics), and emergency management organizations regular mission. Members of these organizations understand that the threat of having to make the ultimate sacrifice looms over their actions and those whom they rely on to accomplish their mission. Under these conditions, it is no surprise that an intentionally organized resilience approach offers a "pre-trauma" developmental process toward helping these organizations and their people deal with the frequent occurrence of imminent danger, potential trauma, or death. This study is an exploratory evidence-based synthesis to resilience and trauma; in particular, it is an intensive review of the literature to determine how organizations could help their people deal with the on-going potential for trauma by developing resilience. Armed with knowledge, enacted in practice, the critical elements that constitute a resilient response to traumatic situations, those managers of organizations and people that regularly face imminent danger and potential trauma can prepare for and mitigate these occurrences "in advance". [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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