Garbern, S., Ebbeling, L., and Bartels, S. (2016). A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes Among Disaster and Humanitarian Responders. (Abstract only.) Prehospital Disaster Medicine. 31(6):635-642.
The authors conducted a meta-analysis of research on the physical and mental health effects experienced by responders to major disasters. It concludes that responders’ health, both mental and physical, needs to be better assessed after disaster work.