James A Richardson's scientific contributions

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The response to Hurricane Katrina (2005) has been widely described as a disaster in itself. Politicians, media, academics, survivors and the public at large have slammed the federal, state and local response to this mega-disaster. If we are to believe the critics, the response was late, ineffective, politically charged, and even influenced by racis...
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Katrina was one of the worst natural disasters in US history. The assessments have been harsh: Katrina has become a byword for failure. The president failed, the federal government failed (FEMA/DHS), the state of Louisiana failed, the city administration of New Orleans failed. Or so the assessments tell us. But these assessments somehow missed (or...

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... Although we provide a military-centric discussion, this content is applicable to military and civilian hospitals alike. The distinct surgical care challenges posed to the military medical center, including immediate support for polytrauma surgical patients, cultural considerations, resource management, and prolonged surgical care, are all present in other mega-crises, including natural disasters, 44 pandemics, 37 and terrorist attacks. 45 Therefore, nurses must be able to care for diverse patients across the lifespan. ...