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TitleConflict and Catastrophe Medicine [electronic resource] : A Practical Guide / edited by James Ryan, Peter F. Mahoney, Ian Greaves, Gavin Bowyer
ImprintLondon : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2002
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-0215-1
Descript XVIII, 409 p. online resource

SUMMARY

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


CONTENT

Section One Medical Intervention and the World We Live In -- 1. The World in the New Millennium - Globalisation and Humanitarianism -- 2. The Spectrum of Conflict -- 3. Catastrophes - Natural and Man-made Disasters -- 4. Refugees and Internally Displaced People -- 5. Medicine and Medical Aid in Remote Settings -- 6. Medical Interventions in Catastrophes and Conflict -- 7. The Players -- Section Two The Process and Related Issues -- 8. The Process -- 9. A Guide to the Medical Student Elective Abroad -- 10. Avoiding Trouble โ{128}{148} Cultural Issues -- 11. Dealing With Trouble โ{128}{148} the Wider Issues -- 12. Psychological Aspects of the Provision of Medical Humanitarian Aid -- Section Three Planning, Related Issues and Clinical Care -- 13. Pre-Hospital Planning -- 14. Aviation Medicine Aspects -- 15. Communications Technology and Range -- 16. Spectrum of Capability and Applied Communications -- 17. Acute Medical Problems -- 18. Womenโ{128}{153}s Health -- 19. Children s Health -- 20. Trauma, Surgical and Related Conditions -- SECTION FOUR Aftermath -- 21. Conflict Recovery -- 22. Hard Knocks and Hard Lessons -- Section Five Resources -- 23. Publications -- 24. Checklists, Suppliers and Specialist Advice -- 25. Using the Internet to Access the World Wide Web (www) -- Section Six And Finally


Medicine Emergency medicine Critical care medicine Nursing Orthopedics Traumatology Medicine & Public Health Emergency Medicine Traumatic Surgery Surgical Orthopedics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine Nursing



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