The primary care health system as a core resource in response to terrorism


Book Section

© 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved. Living through a terrorist event or under threat of attack affects both mental and physical health. A nation’s primary care system plays a critical role under such circumstances. This article reviews the American experience after September 11, 2001 and advocates for integration of mental and physical health services in primary care settings as a key counter-terrorism strategy. Americans put their trust in primary care providers. The nation’s healthcare system must develop and implement a strategy that informs and supports primary care providers in meeting the mental health needs of a nation confronted by terrorism.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Heldring, M; Kudler, H

Published Date

  • January 1, 2005

Book Title

  • The Trauma of Terrorism: Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook

Start / End Page

  • 541 - 552

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781136747052

Citation Source

  • Scopus