Resilience to Hazards

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This research is investigating the role of the pharmacist in a humanitarian crisis by identifying the role of pharmacists in medicine management and general healthcare during disasters, both within Australia and abroad. This research has the potential to create new roles for pharmacists in the pharmacy profession, with the prospective need for pharmacists to take on more responsibilities during humanitarian crises. This research will be able to identify areas where pharmacists can assist the multidisciplinary healthcare teams in disaster situations.

This research is investigating the role of the pharmacist in a humanitarian crisis by identifying the role of pharmacists in medicine management and general healthcare during disasters, both within Australia and abroad.

This research has the potential to create new roles for pharmacists in the pharmacy profession, with the prospective need for pharmacists to take on more responsibilities during humanitarian crises. This research will be able to identify areas where pharmacists can assist the multidisciplinary healthcare teams in disaster situations.

Tasmania fires
7 November, 2016
Pharmacies are critical to the health of their local communities. During a disaster they play a further important role, often at their own considerable cost.
Fire Australia Spring 2016
7 November, 2016
The Spring 2016 edition of Fire Australia magazine is now available, featuring key research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC on asbestos risk, the role of pharmacies in disasters, decision-making capabilities and an update on some of the former CRC PhD students and what they are up to now.
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National research priorities for natural hazards

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The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

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