Psychological Factors in Emergency Medical Services for Children: Abstracts of the Psychological, Behavioral, and Medical Literature, 1991–1998
This bibliography surveys psychological, behavioral, and medical research conducted with the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) pediatric population between 1991 and 1998. With proper training, EMS staff is in a pivotal position to mitigate the psychological effects of illness and injury, thereby creating improved overall health outcomes for pediatric patients. This body of work describes some of the psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors that arise for patients, families, and providers involved with emergency medical services for children.
The bibliography is classified into nine dimensions: psychological dimensions of illness and injury, mental disorders presenting to EMS, children's reactions to disasters, violence and abuse, quality improvement strategies, children's systems-of-care and EMS, cultural competence, and utilization of EMS.