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Proposal On Psychological First Aid

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Abstract On September 15th, 2017, the city of London experienced a terror attack at the Parsons Green tube station at 8:20 am. A bucket bomb was placed on the tube, and then left to detonate. Because this had happened during rush hour, the tube was extremely crowded with commuters and schoolchildren. The London tube bombing at Parsons Green was not only unpredicted, but it was also man-made and intentional (Mansdorf, 2008). Because of this, people will likely be looking for someone to blame for the damage and will want justice. Fortunately, when the initial responders arrived at the scene, they had noticed that the bomb did not detonate correctly because the bucket, bag, as well as several wires were still intact. The train itself received minimal damage, but despite this, twenty nine people had still been injured as a result of flash burns from the bomb and other injuries as a result of people trampling over one another desperately trying to escape (Chan et al., 2017). After a traumatizing event such as this one, the individuals present are sure to be psychologically impacted. The following is a proposal on what psychological first aid measures should be taken by disaster mental health responders during the aftermath of this horrific event. Method Swift and efficient psychological first aid is imperative in order to ensure that individuals do not develop any lasting psychological reactions. The first thing that a disaster mental health responder must do is to make
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