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Environnement, Risques & Santé


How to manage the sense of urgency to act when you are the decision-maker? Volume 21, issue 4, July-August 2022


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Praticien hospitalier, Vice-président de Global Health Security Alliance (GloHSA), Expert cindynicien agréé – Auditeur pour CBRN, Risk Mitigation CoE, Initiative of the European Commission under EX2016D276660, Administrateur de StratAdviser Ltd, Centre d’hébergement et d’accompagnement gérontologique (CHAG) de Pacy-sur-Eure - GHT Eure Seine Pays d’Ouche (ESPO), 57, rue Aristide Briand, 27120 Pacy-sur-Eure, France, <>

In a crisis situation, a sense of urgency to act invades decision-makers and imposes on them changes in the way they think that they cannot curb and that burden their decisional capacities. To manage this sense of urgency to act in such a situation, it is necessary to define what a decision-maker is, what the term «act» encompasses, what a «sense of urgency» is, and, more precisely, why the decision-maker feels this «sense of urgency to act». In addition, this article discusses how to manage this urgency, avoiding incantations, with a relevant cindynical (risk management, from the Greek κίνδυνος) conceptual tool, a doctrinal metamodel, an adequate strategy, efficient organization of the crisis unit, and an ad hoc methodology.