Flooded homes, broken bonds:the meaning of home, psychological processes and their impact on psychological health in a disaster.

Carroll, Bob and Morbey, Hazel and Balogh, Ruth and Araoz, Gonzalo (2009) Flooded homes, broken bonds:the meaning of home, psychological processes and their impact on psychological health in a disaster. Health and Place, 15 (2). pp. 540-547. ISSN 1353-8292

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Abstract

In 2005, Carlisle suffered severe flooding and 1600 houses were affected. A qualitative research project to study the social and health impacts was undertaken. People whose homes had been flooded and workers who had supported them were interviewed. The findings showed that there was severe disruption to people's lives and severe damage to their homes, and many suffered from psychological health issues. Phenomenological and transactional perspectives are utilised to analyse the psychological processes (identity, attachment, alienation and dialectics) underlying the meaning of home and their impact on psychological health. Proposals for policy and practice are made.

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Journal Article
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Health and Place
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31 Jan 2014 09:14
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