Psychological Effects of Bioterrorism in a Healthcare Setting


This presentation introduces and explores the psychosocial effects of bioterrorism.  As can be imagined, the impact will be both widespread and complex.  Much of the psychosocial impact will be based on risk perception which is influenced by risk communication by leaders and information and reporting by the news media.  Terminology used to describe psychological effects is critical because it can also affect risk perception.  Outbreaks of contagious disease, whether bioterrorist induced or natural, have an additional fear-inducing effect.  This discussion explores the different effects in different populations-community, health care workers, and patients and their families.

  • Name: Ross Pastel PhD
    Title: USAMRMC Medical Laison Officer
    Organization: Rapid Equipping Force(REF)

Name: Moses Okeyo
Title: Research Associate
Organization: Institute of Rural Health
Name: Moses Okeyo
Phone: 208-282-3665

Institute of Rural Health Graveley North 201 Stop 8174 Idaho State University Pocatello Idaho 83209

Meta Information
Type of Product: Presentation or Lecture
Languages: English
Keywords: Psychological Effects, bioterrorism, Risk Perception, Disease Outbreaks
Target Capabiltities: Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Respond: Emergency Public Information and Warning, Prevent: Information Sharing and Dissemination, Common: Communications, Common: Planning, Common: Risk Management
Universal Task Listing: Prevent, Protect, Respond
Cognative Domain: Knowledge
Copyright Restrictions: Public Domain
Is Product...: Accessible
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Tue Apr 08 14:23:31 -0400 2008
Last Updated: Mon Apr 21 13:01:51 -0400 2008