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War and public health

Author: Barry S Levy; Victor W Sidel
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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An examination of the relationship between war and public health, this book documents the public health consequences of war and describes what health professionals can do to minimise these consequences and even help prevent war altogether. It explores the effects of war on health, human rights, and the environment.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
War and public health.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007018265
(OCoLC)123962958
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry S Levy; Victor W Sidel
ISBN: 9780195311181 0195311183 9780195311273 0195311272 9780199748358 0199748357 9780199865086 0199865086
OCLC Number: 508484113
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 486 pages) : illustrations, digital
Contents: War and public health: an overview / Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel --
The epidemiology of war / Richard Garfield --
War and human rights / George J. Annas and H. Jack Geiger --
The impact of war on mental health / Evan D. Kanter --
The impact of war on the environment / Arthur H. Westing --
Conventional weapons / Wendy Cukier --
Landmines / Susannah Sirkin, James C. Cobey, and Eric Stover --
Chemical weapons / Ernest C. Lee and Stefanos N. Kales --
Biological weapons / Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel --
Nuclear weapons / Patrice M. Sutton and Robert M. Gould --
The impact of war on children / Joanna Santa Barbara --
The impact of war on women / Mary-Wynne Ashford --
Displaced persons and war / Michael J. Toole --
Detainees and the new face of torture / Leonard S. Rubenstein and Stephen N. Xenakis --
The Iraq war / Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel --
The war in Chechnya / Khassan Baiev --
War in the Democratic Republic of Congo / Les Roberts and Charles Lubula Muganda --
Wars in Latin America / Charlie Clements and Tim K. Takaro --
The Vietnam War / Myron Allukian, Jr., and Paul L. Atwood --
A public health approach to preventing the health consequences of armed conflict / Avid Reza, Mark Anderson, and James A. Mercy --
International law / Peter Weiss --
The roles of humanitarian assistance organizations / Ronald J. Waldman --
The roles of nongovernmental organizations / John Loretz --
The roles and ethical dilemmas for military medical care workers / Victor W. Sidel and Barry S. Levy --
The roles of health professionals in postconflict situations / Susannah Sirkin, Susanna Facci Calì, and Mary Ellen Keough --
Peacemaking in the aftermath of disasters / Michael Renner --
Educating health professionals on peace and human rights / Neil Arya, Caecilie Böck Buhmann, and Klaus Melf --
Toward a culture of peace / Mary-Wynne Ashford.
Responsibility: edited by Barry S. Levy, Victor W. Sidel.

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An examination of the relationship between war and public health, this book documents the public health consequences of war and describes what health professionals can do to minimise these consequences and even help prevent war altogether. It explores the effects of war on health, human rights, and the environment.

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