Krys Kaniasty was a
member of an international group of disaster researchers, led by Prof. Menachem
Ben-Ezra (Ariel University, Israel), that recently
published a paper entitled “Concomitants of perceived trust in hospital and medical
services following Hurricane Sandy” in Psychiatry Research.
sample of 1,000 respondents from affected states was surveyed after Hurricane
Sandy. The most important finding of the present study
is that both perceived trust in emergency services and subjective well-being are
associated with trust in hospital and medical services in the aftermath of a disaster.
These associations may be considered a part of keystone factors in maintaining critical
beliefs concerning return to safety and normalcy following community wide
Department of Psychology