Information for First Responders on Emotional Reactions to Human Bodies in Mass Death
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. (2017). Information for First Responders on Emotional Reactions to Human Bodies in Mass Death.
This document for responders with exposure to decedents provides lessons learned by who have worked with bodies in disaster environments, in order to help first responders with their emotional reactions to mass death. It discusses how working with or around human remains after a disaster may arouse strong feelings of pity, horror, repulsion, disgust, and anger, and how these reactions are normal.