The Helper’s Perspective
  • Beverly Raphael
  • Bruce Singh
  • Lesley Bradbury
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


At the time of major disaster, as at the time of personal crisis, attention is directed toward those who are most obviously and acutely affected by the tragic events. They are defined as “victims,” and those who offer them assistance are seen as the ”helpers.“ The psychological stress, trauma, and grief experienced by the victims are obvious, and morbidity is revealed in many studies.1


Major Disaster Tragic Event Disaster Situation Longe Term Adjustment Repatriation General Hospital 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Beverly Raphael
    • 1
  • Bruce Singh
    • 1
  • Lesley Bradbury
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of NewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.Repatriation General HospitalSydneyAustralia

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