Year 2015, Volume 1, Issue 1-2, Pages 54 - 58 2015-05-22

Ethical Issues in Disaster Management
Afet Yönetiminde Etik Sorunlar

Kubilay Kaptan [1]

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The predictions related to earthquakes have drawn the attention of society as well as media in the developing countries where the ‘common’ people have different perceptions. Most often, popular myths take over scientific facts among the public, and this can lead to rumors about natural hazards. This article will mention rumors related to natural disasters, and particularly the rumors regarding the response of society, media and government when earthquakes happen. This research emphasizes the ethical responsibility needed to be undertaken by scientists to avoid panic instead of the rumors by pseudo-experts. This article summarizes the efforts provided by the scientists to prevent the recent rumors about a sudden water rise in Lake Van, the flash flood occurred in the Samsun Province and the earthquake happened (M 6.7, October 23, 2011) in the Van Province in Turkey.

Depremle ilgili tahminler insanların farklı algılara sahip olduğu gelişmekte olan ülkelerde toplumun dikkatinin yanı sıra medyanın da dikkatini çekmiş durumdadır. Çoğu zaman, toplumda halk efsaneleri bilimsel gerçeklerin yerini alabilmektedir ve bu durum doğal afetler hakkında söylentilere yol açmaktadır. Bu makale doğal afetler ile ilgili söylentiler ve özellikle deprem durumunda toplum, medya ve hükümetin tepkisi hakkında söylentilere değinecektir. Bu araştırma sözde uzmanlardan kaynaklanan söylentiler yerine bilim insanlarının paniği önlemek için üstlenmeleri gereken etik sorumluluğa dikkat çekmektedir. Bu makale, Türkiye’de, Van Gölündeki ani yükselme, Samsun İlinde meydana gelen ani sel ve Van’da gerçekleşen deprem (M 6.7, 23 Ekim 2011) ile ilgili söylentileri gösterip, Bilim İnsanlarının bu söylentileri önlemek için ortaya koyduğu çabaları özetleyecektir
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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering and Basic Sciences
Journal Section Research Articles

Author: Kubilay Kaptan

Bibtex @ { dacd62293, journal = {Doğal Afetler ve Çevre Dergisi}, issn = {}, eissn = {2528-9640}, address = {Artvin Çoruh University}, year = {2015}, volume = {1}, pages = {54 - 58}, doi = {10.21324/dacd.09684}, title = {Ethical Issues in Disaster Management}, key = {cite}, author = {Kaptan, Kubilay} }
APA Kaptan, K . (2015). Ethical Issues in Disaster Management. Doğal Afetler ve Çevre Dergisi, 1 (1-2), 54-58. DOI: 10.21324/dacd.09684
MLA Kaptan, K . "Ethical Issues in Disaster Management". Doğal Afetler ve Çevre Dergisi 1 (2015): 54-58 <>
Chicago Kaptan, K . "Ethical Issues in Disaster Management". Doğal Afetler ve Çevre Dergisi 1 (2015): 54-58
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