Unidentified Bodies and Mass-Fatality Management in haiti: A Case Study of the January 2010 Earthquake with a Cross-Cultural Comparison

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This article examines the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti as a case study to understand what happens to unidentified bodies in mass-fatality management.

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McEntire, David; Sadiq, Abdul-Akeem & Gupta, Kailash November 2012.

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This article examines the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti as a case study to understand what happens to unidentified bodies in mass-fatality management.

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Abstract: The following paper examines the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti as a case study to understand what happens to unidentified bodies in mass-fatality management. The paper explores the literature on mass-fatality management, discusses the context of Haiti and the impact of the earthquake in this country, mentions the methods undertaken for this study, and then outlines the key findings from this particular disaster. The paper compares preliminary conclusions in Haiti to other incidents in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, and concludes with a discussion of implications for research and practice.

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  • International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 2012. Mattoon, IL: International Research Committee on Disasters

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  • Publication Title: International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters
  • Volume: 30
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 301-327
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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McEntire, David; Sadiq, Abdul-Akeem & Gupta, Kailash. Unidentified Bodies and Mass-Fatality Management in haiti: A Case Study of the January 2010 Earthquake with a Cross-Cultural Comparison, article, November 2012; Mattoon, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc993401/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service.