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Title Disaster medicine : a case based approach / David MacGarty, David Nott, editors
Published London ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 390 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Disaster Response -- Immediate Response to Disasters -- Priorities in Post-disaster Management -- Refugee Camps -- Complex Emergencies -- Security for the Humanitarian Worker -- Global Players -- Global Development: Millennium Development Goals -- Nongovernmental Organizations and Aid -- Developing Healthcare Systems -- International Aid -- Future of Global Health -- Trauma and Surgery -- Prehospital Care -- Mass Casualty Incident -- Military Trauma -- Tropical Surgery -- Surgery in Austere Environments -- Tropical Medicine -- Polio and Vaccination Campaigns -- Malaria in Children -- Cholera: An Infectious Waterborne Disease -- HIV/AIDS -- Blinding Eye Diseases -- Public Health -- Malnutrition -- Sexual and Reproductive Health -- Maternal and Neonatal Health -- Mental Health Following Armed Conflict -- The Global Crisis in Noncommunicable Disease
Summary Whether switching on the TV, picking up a newspaper or simply logging on to the internet, one is constantly faced with images of natural disasters, conflict and human suffering. Humanity has experienced these problems throughout time and we have evolved methods and mechanisms for alleviating suffering, from trauma care following a traffic accident to international pacts and the Millennium Development Goals. In exploring such diverse cases of aid intervention, Disaster Medicine: A Case Based Approach provides interesting, easily accessible content and context for understanding disaster medicine and global health. In each case the reader will be put in the position of the decision maker and as in real life some of the cases will portray success and some will show failure. It is hoped the reader will consider the issues and problems for themselves and perhaps consider things they would choose to do differently. Written by a team of experts with extensive experience in the field and a progressive perspective Disaster Medicine: A Case Based Approach is a valuable text for students and professionals of disaster medicine
Analysis Emergency medicine
Medicine & Public Health
Traumatic Surgery
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Disaster medicine.
Emergency medicine.
Disaster Medicine.
Emergency Medicine.
Form Electronic book
Author MacGarty, David.
Nott, David (David M.)
LC no. 2012951638
ISBN 9781447144236 (electronic bk.)
1447144236 (electronic bk.)
1447144228 (print)
9781447144229 (print)
9781283864909 (MyiLibrary)
1283864908 (MyiLibrary)