Posted on August 21, 2015
The following content is adapted from Nursing in the Storm: Voices from Hurricane Katrina by Denise Danna, DNS, RN and Sandra E. Cordray MA, MJ.
August 29, 2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina affecting the city of New Orleans. Despite the strides made by the city, it’s important not to forget the medical heroes who saved lives during the traumatic disaster. At the front lines were nurses, who were subsequently thrust into Third World conditions. Maintaining...
Posted on September 24, 2014
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, organizations and individuals respond in kind with financial support and sweat equity. After Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, a wave of volunteers responded. Nine years later they continue giving their time and talents toward the region’s recovery. Some come with church groups or non-profit relief organizations; others with their friends.
The transformative impact of volunteering in a post disaster environment is...