Prevention and control of stress among emergency workers a pamphlet for team managers

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, National Institute of Mental Health in Rockville, Md .

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  • Stress (Psychology),
  • Emergency medical personnel -- United States.,
  • Disasters -- United States -- Psychological aspects.

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Statementprepared by Division of Education and Service Systems Liaison, Emergency Services Branch.
SeriesDHHS publication -- no. (ADM) 87-1496.
ContributionsNational Institute of Mental Health (U.S.). Division of Education and Service Systems Liaison. Emergency Services Branch.
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Pagination8 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL17833777M

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