Health Related Services in Crisis Situations – a Study on Care-Dependent People
Referring to data from an ongoing research project on the context of care-dependent people in disaster and crisis situations (KOPHIS), we will present the results of one qualitative and two quantitative studies. In these studies, we explored the anticipated needs of care-dependent people living in private households during a disaster scenario involving a long lasting water and power outage. The contribution will allow insight into the perspectives of disaster professionals, medical and nursing staff as well as care-dependent people and their relatives. It also discusses the extent to which care-dependent people, despite their alleged vulnerability, are accustomed to experiencing crises on a daily basis and whether they may have therefore developed individual mechanisms and resilient support networks that can be activated in disaster situations.