Connecting resilience concepts to operational behaviour: a disaster exercise case study
- Published: Tuesday, 27 July 2021 08:33
A new research paper by various authors from the Linköping University Hospital, Sweden, and the Swedish Defence Research Agency describes a method for analyzing resilience in crisis management teams.
Key points from the paper include:
- Contemporary crisis management studies often make use of the concept of resilience. However, resilience as a term has a wide variety of meanings and has been criticized as lacking operationalization and empirical validation.
- This study aimed to link resilience concepts to observable behaviour within a disaster medicine management system.
- An experienced crisis management team participated in a large‐scale crisis management exercise and behaviours were captured through observations, video, and audio recordings. These observable behaviours were classified into areas that exemplified resilient practice.
- The study shows an empirical link from resilience concepts to observable behaviours during an exercise. Observed episodic narratives exemplify empirically connected specific strategies to specific resilience markers.
- The results demonstrate a method with observed narratives for analyzing resilience in crisis management teams using a markers and strategies approach.