Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide (Google eBook)

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James M. Ryan
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 1, 2002 - Medical - 409 pages
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Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine - A Practical Guide provides a framework for use by health professionals visiting a resource-constrained environment. Encompassing problems brought about by local conflict or natural disasters, the book covers preparation, organisation, logistics, treatment of major trauma and medical emergencies, and the special problems of delivering medicine in a hostile environment. Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine - A Practical Guide comprehensively tackles: - self-preparation of health professionals to face a range of medical and related problems which occur in hostile and remote environments; - war and disaster medicine, covering acute management, rehabilitation, reconstruction and prevention; - bridging the fields of medicine, nursing, international relations, history, politics and economics. The book also touches on nutrition, infection, trauma, psychiatry and psychological medicine and training. James Ryan, Leonard Cheshire Professor of Conflict Recovery, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK Peter F Mahoney, Consultant Anaesthetist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Conflict Medicine, Leonard Cheshire Centre, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK Ian Greaves, Lecturer in Conflict Medicine, Leonard Cheshire Centre, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK Gavin Bowyer, Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery, Southampton General Hospital, UK.
  

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Contents

SECTION
1
The Spectrum of Conflict
11
Catastrophes Natural and Manmade Disasters
27
Refugees and Internally Displaced People
49
Medicine and Medical Aid in Remote Settings
55
Medicine at the Ends of the Earth
76
Medical Interventions in Catastrophes and Conflict
83
The Players
101
Aviation Medicine Aspects
181
Communications Technology and Range
193
Spectrum of Capability and Applied Communications
213
Acute Medical Problems
235
Womens Health
271
Childrens Health
283
Trauma Surgical and Related Conditions
293
Conflict Recovery
355

SECTION
115
A Guide to the Medical Student Elective Abroad
131
Avoiding Trouble Cultural Issues
141
Dealing With Trouble the Wider Issues
151
Psychological Aspects of the Provision of Medical Humanitarian
159
SECTION THREE
175
Hard Knocks and Hard Lessons
367
SECTION FIVE
377
Checklists Suppliers and Specialist Advice
385
Index
403
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