International Journal Of Occupational Health and Public Health Nursing

Case study: Paris Terrorist attack November 2015, paradigm of crisis management and the role of media

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    Terrorist attacks are a global phenomenon characterizing not only our era, since the observation of their elements goes back at time. However, the fact, that in nowadays terrorist attacks occur within the heart of Europe, imposes an immediate engagement with the issue, making critical the need for preparation and acquisition of knowledge, in order to effectively manage these crises. The study of facts relating to a “fait accompli” terrorist attack is a good instrument for studying crisis management, i.e. by examining the events, the Organizations that managed the crisis, and the role of Media, we can learn from the effective actions as well as from any mistakes, so that we can be better prepared in the future. This paper is a review of literature on the terrorist attack that happened in Paris in November 2015. Electronic databases (Scopus, PubMed, Google Scholar, ScienceDirect) were searched for articles in English, French and Greek for the period 2015-2016 (i.e. the time of attack and afterwards). Web pages of Organizations and Media were also studied. Since the material found was insufficient, extra material was sought in articles considering crisis and terrorism in general, concerning the last 5 years.

    Keywords: terrorist attack in Paris, crisis, terrorism, crisis management, Media