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October birds : a novel about pandemic influenza, infection control and first responders

Author: Jessica Smartt Gullion
Publisher: Rotterdam : SensePublishers, 2014.
Series: Social fictions series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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En route to a conference, a physician from Jakarta boards a plane to the US. He does not know he is the index patient for the next global influenza pandemic. From this catalyst, thousands of people will get sick, hundreds of people will die. October Birds follows the healthcare and emergency management responders in the town of Dalton, Texas as they cope with the unfolding pandemic. Dr. Eliza Gordon, Chief  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gullion, Jessica Smartt.
October birds : a novel about pandemic influenza, infection control, and first responders.
Rotterdam, Netherlands : Sense Publishers, ©2014
xvi, 145 pages
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Smartt Gullion
ISBN: 9789462095908 9462095906
OCLC Number: 876910736
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 146 pages).
Series Title: Social fictions series.
Responsibility: by Jessica Smartt Gullion, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Texas Woman's University, USA.

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En route to a conference, a physician from Jakarta boards a plane to the US. He does not know he is the index patient for the next global influenza pandemic. From this catalyst, thousands of people will get sick, hundreds of people will die. October Birds follows the healthcare and emergency management responders in the town of Dalton, Texas as they cope with the unfolding pandemic. Dr. Eliza Gordon, Chief Epidemiologist for the city struggles to control the outbreak and be a mother. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Ben Cromwell tries to maintain control of the increasing numbers of patients at Memorial Hospital, while Memorial's infection control specialist fights to limit the spread of the disease to the healthcare workers and the other patients. Dalton's emergency manager copes with an ever increasing logistical nightmare, and the incident commander tries to hold everything together. Meanwhile a currendera in the town searches for a cure. October Birds is grounded in real-life public health practice, sociological research, and emergency management. It is a/r/tographical research, sociological inquiry within the science/art intersection. October Birds is more than a story it is also a sociological theory of community-level response to health threats. This novel can be read as a supplementary text in a number of disciplines, including sociology, nursing, public health, health studies, emergency management, and psychology, and can be used in qualitative research methods courses as an example of arts-based research.

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