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2018, iss. 1, pp. 41-52
Concept and practice of psychological first aid
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Security Studies
Keywords: psychological first aid; psychosocial interventions; feeling of security; hope; self-care
The concept of psychological first aid based on elements of a human relationship of compassion, respect for dignity and equality among people, is associated with the practice of psychological first aid which involves the necessary preparation, knowledge of the principles of action and self-care on the field. Knowing the concept through the reaction of people to disaster, goals and elements of psychological first aid helps in understanding the practice and contribute to an efficient and effective action on the field when there is not enough time to do everything what is necessary.
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article language: Serbian
document type: unclassified
DOI: 10.5937/GFB1801041X
published in SCIndeks: 31/03/2020
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