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Chand A M and Loosemore M (2013) Reconceptualising hospital facility resilience to extreme weather events using a panarchy model . In: Smith, S D and Ahiaga-Dagbui, D D (Eds.), Proceedings 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2-4 September 2013, Reading, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 1209–1218.

  • Type: Conference Proceedings
  • Keywords: hospital, panarchy, resilience, learning, adaptation
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9552390-7-6
  • URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2013-1209-1218_Chand_Loosemore.pdf
  • Abstract:
    Hospitals represent critical social infrastructure assets that are essential for the effective functioning of any society and economy. The increasing incidence of climate-related extreme weather provides major challenges for hospitals and there is increasing evidence of hospital services being disrupted during such events. Given the vulnerability of hospitals to extreme weather and the significance of their service delivery to social and economic wellbeing, there is an urgent need for research into the factors that contribute towards hospital resilience in these situations. Using a panarchy model to integrate theories of ecological resilience, adaptation and learning, a new conceptual framework is presented to inform future research in this area and the way that hospital buildings are managed, used and adapted to make them more resilient to EWEs.