ABC of Conflict and Disaster

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Anthony D. Redmond, Peter F. Mahoney, James M. Ryan, Cara Macnab
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 13, 2009 - Social Science - 80 pages
This ABC introduces medicine in areas of conflict or natural disaster responding to the growing number of regions affected.

Chapters deal with subjects such as earthquakes and landslides as well as nuclear incidents and biological warfare both nationally and internationally.

It covers both logistical planning and medical aid as well as post-conflict recovery, offering psychological as well as medical and public health support.

It prepares aid workers for a range of roles in all possible situations.

 

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Contents

1 Humanitarian assistance standards skills training and experience
1
2 Natural disasters
4
3 Needs assessment of humanitarian crises
7
4 Public health in the aftermath of disasters
10
5 Military approach to medical planning in humanitarian operations
13
6 Principles of war surgery
16
7 The special needs of children and women
19
8 Displaced populations and long term humanitarian assistance
22
9 Psychological aspects of providing medical humanitarian aid
25
10 Conflict recovery and intervening in hospitals
28
11 Approaches to conflict resolution
31
12 Weapons of mass destructionthreats and responses
34
Index
39
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Anthony Redmond, Bramhall, UK

Peter Mahoney, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK

James Ryan, University College London, UK

Cara Macnab, University College London, UK

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