National Thought Leadership Group Develops Complex and Mass Fatality Management Papers Including Key Perspectives
Gavin, C.S., and Nesler, J. (2013). National Thought Leadership Group Develops Complex and Mass Fatality Management Papers, Including Key Perspectives. International Association of Emergency Managers Bulletin. Volume 30(5):26-28.
The authors discuss both the importance and complexities of mass fatality management. They explain how the complexities arise from a variety of factors, which include public expectations, perceptions, and the extent to which responding agencies are capable of organizing a safe, respectful, and timely response. The authors also discuss the need to apply a more scientific approach to mass fatality management preparedness planning, training, and exercises.