I would like to suggest public awareness as my nursing intervention when dealing with disasters like earthquake which was experienced in Haiti. This will be applicable during the primary intervention. However, for the secondary prevention, I would suggest the use of counseling and guidance services. This would help in instilling hope to the victims of such a disaster. This intervention will also be used during tertiary intervention together with providing medication to the victims (Bill, C. et al., 2010).
The above interventions one appropriate to be used during the second phase of the disaster this as the time when the disaster occurred and there is need for in-depth assessment along side the need to prevent the possible occurrence of any other such like catastrophe. This will enable the local community to cope up his life and boldly confront such an ordeal. Eventually, they will be restored back to their original living conditions; they used to be in before the occurrence of such a natural disaster.
Disaster mitigation is a rapid and sensitive exercise that should be done collaboratively. While a working as a nurse in such a project, I would incorporate both the governmental and non- governmental agencies. The government through the department of emergency will provide logistical frame works and offer financial inducements for the rehabilitation of the affected communities. Some of the Non – Governmental Organization (NGOS) to liaise with are the rest cross and the United states Agency for international Development (USAID). They hare a strong workforce and money which they are often willing and ready to use during such disasters (Faries, B. et al., 2010). Last, but not least, I could involve the general public to come up and participate as volunteers. This is preferred since they will not be paid.
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Faries, B. et al. (2010). Earthquake in Haiti May Have Killed Over 100,000. Bloomberg News.