Psychology’s Kaniasty Publishes on Post-Disaster Trust in Medical Services

Posted on 2/9/2015 11:39:09 AM

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.

An online 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 upheavals.

Department of Psychology