Goldstraw, P., Strivens, E., Kennett, C., et al. (2012). The Care of Older People during and after Disasters: A Review of The Recent Experiences in Queensland, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 31(2): 69-71.
The authors of this article discuss the impacts that the cyclone and earthquake that struck Queensland, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand, respectively, had on the elderly population. They note the importance of geriatrician’s involvement in disaster management. Lessons learned from these disasters and suggestions for mitigation are also provided in this article.