The Resource Investigating health consequences from major flood occurrences in south-central Texas through the lens of frame theory and analysis, assessing awareness, and communicating risk, by Elaine J. Hanford, (electronic resource)

Investigating health consequences from major flood occurrences in south-central Texas through the lens of frame theory and analysis, assessing awareness, and communicating risk, by Elaine J. Hanford, (electronic resource)

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Investigating health consequences from major flood occurrences in south-central Texas through the lens of frame theory and analysis, assessing awareness, and communicating risk
Title
Investigating health consequences from major flood occurrences in south-central Texas through the lens of frame theory and analysis, assessing awareness, and communicating risk
Statement of responsibility
by Elaine J. Hanford
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A lack of awareness has many consequences, including our failure to note, much less document, occurrences of specific impacts or to give timely recognition to causal relationships. This is particularly true when we examine flood disasters. This research embraces and investigates the historical record in south-central Texas as it reflects the scope of health effects experienced by individuals and society as a result of major flood occurences, The compilation of a record of deaths, injuries and disease following major floods forms the basis for developing awareness materials to inform local officials who are responsible for health concerns and emergency management of the spectrum of recurrent impacts that floods can have on human health and society. If we are to adjust and apply appropriate measures to minimize the detrimental impacts of floods, we must first know the nature, extent, and potentiality of those impacts. This research is guided by two major propositions. First, that it is possible to develop an account of data and information related to epidemiology and the flood hazard in south-central Texas for use by local leaders to implement safety (mitigation) and preparedness programs, thereby saving lives and properties as wells as reducing adverse health impacts that could reduce quality of life. And second, that local leaders must activate, or implement, the first proposition by developing a process of communicating risk at the local government level that includes understanding the historical record of flooding in south-central Texas as it relates to health and flooding; developing risk communication materials designed for use by local leadership regarding health and flooding based on the historical analysis; educating and informing local leaders of the potential community-level risk from health and flooding; and, assessing the degree to which these materials, based on the historical record of health and flooding, increase awareness levels of local leadership. By appropriately framing the limited available data, it is shown that an informative process based on empirical and systematic analysis can significantly influence the perspectives of decision makers who are responsible for communicating risk and directing appropriate response to ensure the public safety and well-being. Incorporating scientific data into the risk communication process led to the development of a triple-context model in which the technical-scientific context includes indentification of hazards and evaluation of risks by the qualitative risk-informed approach or, if sufficient data are available, by quantitative rish assessment. This technical-scientific context balances the socio-political and cultural contexts of risk communication
Additional physical form
Also available in print.
Cataloging source
TXI
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Texas State University--San Marcos, 2010.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
Investigating health consequences from major flood occurrences in south-central Texas through the lens of frame theory and analysis, assessing awareness, and communicating risk, by Elaine J. Hanford, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ecommons.txstate.edu/geogtad/35/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Appendices: leaves 154-183
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 184-203)
Color
multicolored
Control code
739713726
Dimensions
28 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 203 leaves
Form of item
online
Note
Library's copy 2 (University Archives).
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill., maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)739713726
Label
Investigating health consequences from major flood occurrences in south-central Texas through the lens of frame theory and analysis, assessing awareness, and communicating risk, by Elaine J. Hanford, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ecommons.txstate.edu/geogtad/35/
Publication
Note
  • Appendices: leaves 154-183
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 184-203)
Color
multicolored
Control code
739713726
Dimensions
28 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 203 leaves
Form of item
online
Note
Library's copy 2 (University Archives).
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill., maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)739713726

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