Apoyo psicológico en desastres: Propuesta de un modelo de atención basado en revisiones sistemáticas y metaanálisis

Translated title of the contribution: Psychological support for disaster victims: An evidence-based care model

Rodrigo A. Figueroa, Humberto Marín, Matías González

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A search for meta analyses and systematic reviews on psychological support to disaster victims was carried out to devise a local support model. Based on 36 meta analyses and systematic reviews, the support should be carried out in five echelon levels: diffusion, social support, general medical care, general psychiatric care and psychiatric care carried out by experts. Only victims with well-established formal psychiatric disorders should receive psychotherapy or psychotropic medication. The rest should only receive psychological first aid. According to the best evidence available, a model for psychological care is proposed.

Translated title of the contributionPsychological support for disaster victims: An evidence-based care model
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)143-151
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


  • Disasters: Psychiatry
  • Medical
  • Psychology


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