When Disaster Calls

December 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Dec2009, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p70
An interview with Dr. Susan Briggs, founder and director of the International Trauma and Disaster Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, is presented. Briggs explains that the reason she established the institute was because she felt the need to have a standardized education for many people who respond to disasters. She adds that one lesson that she has learned from disaster relief is the change brought about by knowing that there is someone ready to help and care.


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