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Disaster in Franklin County: A Public Health Simulation

Disaster in Franklin County: A Public Health Simulation

This simulation was developed by faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. According to the web site - "In this simulation, the learner will assume the perspective of various public health professionals responding to a natural disaster. They will make decisions on behalf of a county public health director, a public health nurse, an environmental health specialist, and other public health professionals. By approaching the emerging public health issues from these perspectives, the players gain a deeper understanding of the issues at hand, the decisions that colleagues in other disciplines face, and how those decisions impact his or her area of expertise. This simulation focuses on the application of public health response and recovery principles related to the following... Show More
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Christa Steffens
Christa Steffens (Faculty)
5 years ago
I used this fantastic simulation in my public health nursing course. Following the simulation I have the students write a reflective paper on what they learned. The class always finds the simulation to be very helpful in describing the role of the public health nurse in a disaster situation. The simulation also allows the student to explore other professional roles of disaster emergency personnel and to experience the consequences of poor practice choices in a safe environment.
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