Community Resilience, Disaster Nursing, and the UN Sustainable Development Goal

Odeya Cohen, Judith Shamian, Sakiko Kanbara

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This chapter links the community resilience approach and healthcare services during emergencies, especially from the nursing perspective, and the implementation of the SDGs. The chapter portrays the development of the resilience paradigm. It describes the framework of the Conjoint Community Resilience Assessment Measure (CCRAM) with a focus on the resilience of healthcare services during emergencies. Since the resilience approach emphasizes the importance of the community’s internal resources and the community’s capacity to thrive in the face of emergencies, the principles of sustainable perceptions are advanced, and the feasibility of implementing the SDGs is increased. Local healthcare professionals, especially nurses, serve as a critical resource for their community in emergencies. Beyond their medical professionalism, they usually speak the native language and are aware of hidden symbols, meaning, and cultural context. Reviewing the difficulties of SDGs’ implementation, we suggest that the role of nurses during emergencies could help to bridge these gaps, increasing the synergies between the SDGs targets, highlighting nurses’ education, knowledge, and treatment competencies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Development Goals Series
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

Publication series

NameSustainable Development Goals Series
VolumePart F2726
ISSN (Print)2523-3084
ISSN (Electronic)2523-3092


  • Community resilience
  • Disaster nursing
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Health services
  • SDGs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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