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REALE: The relation between preparations, experiences and health when working in disasters

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress


Karin Hugelius

Research subject

Research environments

The management of major incidents or disasters reqire specific skills to deal with the uncertainty, complexity and dynamics that characteristics such events. The REALE project examines different perspectives on crisis management and the relationship between preparation and autentic events, as well as health effects and recovery after being deployed in such situations.

The project consists of several studies. In one, we explore the relationship between preparation and autentic events among prehospital incident managers responding to a major incident, as well as healtheffects and recovery strategies after such experiences. In two separate studies, we investigate decision-making in crisis organizations, and factors influencing the descition making process. Experiences from organizing and providing psychosocial support during the Covid 19 pandemic is another study within the project.

Research funding bodies

  • Örebro University