Psychological support in aviation emergencies

Maria Helena Pereira Franco About the author

This paper reports the experience of a group of psychologists with air disasters. It deals with traumatic grief, taking into consideration differences among victims and bereaved people in critical conditions. The objective of the work is to offer psychological treatment specific for crisis situations, catastrophes, emergencies and grief, for different needs of the victims, aiming at a preventive action for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic grief, and to develop abilities in the professionals that work with such activity, so that they provide an effective action, with controlled risk for their mental health.

traumatic grief; aviation emergencies; air disaster


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