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Willingness of frontline health care workers to work during a public health emergency

Hope, Kirsty; Durrheim, David N; Barnett, Daniel; D'Este, Catherine; Kewley, Christopher; Dalton, Craig; White, Nadine; Kohlhagen, Julie; Links, Jonathon


As the effectiveness of a health care response during a disaster depends on an available, skilled and motivated front line health workforce, it is essential to understand and address potential barriers to their participation. We conducted a survey of front line health staff employed in a large regional health workforce in Australia to determine their perceived willingness to report to work during three public health emergency scenarios (weather event, influenza pandemic and bioterrorism event)....[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Emergency Management


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