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Orbinski, James

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Works: 21 works in 58 publications in 5 languages and 1,549 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Internet videos  Personal narratives  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RA390.A2, 610.92
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Publications about James Orbinski
Publications by James Orbinski
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Triage : Dr. James Orbinski's humanitarian dilemma ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
"Follows the powerful odyssey of James Orbinski, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of Doctors Without Borders, as he returns to Africa to ponder the meaning of his life's work and the value of helping others."--Container
Humanitarian action in the twenty-first century by James Orbinski( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Born in Britain in 1960, James Orbinski's family moved to Canada when he was seven years old. As a young man, he became a medic to learn how to help, and deal with, the suffering of others. This book tells Orbinski's story of being a doctor, but also discusses the nature of humanitarian action and our responsibilities as citizens of the world
An imperfect offering : humanitarian action for the twenty-first century by James Orbinski( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
National Bestseller "As Albert Camus wrote, the doctor's role is as a witness-to witness authentically the reality of humanity, and to speak out against the horrors of political inaction...' The only crime equaling inhumanity is the crime of indifference, silence, and forgetting." -James Orbinski In 1988, James Orbinski, then a medical student in his twenties, embarked on a year-long research trip to Rwanda, a trip that would change who he would be as a doctor and as a man. Investigating the conditions of pediatric AIDS in Rwanda, James confronted widespread pain and suffering, much of it preventable, much of it occasioned by political and economic corruption. Fuelled by the injustice of what he had seen in Rwanda, Orbinski helped establish the Canadian chapter of MEdecins Sans FrontiEres (Doctors Without Borders/MSF). As a member of MSF he travelled to Peru during a cholera epidemic, to Somalia during the famine and civil war, and to Jalalabad, Afghanistan. In April 1994, James answered a call from the MSF Amsterdam office. Rwandan government soldiers and armed militias of extremist Hutus had begun systematically to murder Tutsis. While other foreigners were evacuated from Rwanda, Orbinski agreed to serve as Chef de Mission for MSF in Kigali. As Rwanda descended into a hell of civil war and genocide, he and his team worked tirelessly, tending to thousands upon thousands of casualties. In fourteen weeks 800,000 men, women and children were exterminated. Half a million people were injured, and millions were displaced. The Rwandan genocide was Orbinski's undoing. Confronted by indescribable cruelty, he struggled to regain his footing as a doctor, a humanitarian and a man. In the end he chose not to retreat from the world, but resumed his work with MSF, and was the organization's president when it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. An Imperfect Offering is a deeply personal, deeply political book. With unstinting candor, Orbinski explores the nature of humanitarian action in the twenty-first century, and asserts the fundamental imperative of seeing as human those whose political systems have most brutally failed. He insists that in responding to the suffering of others, we must never lose sight of the dignity of those being helped or deny them the right to act as agents in their own lives. He takes readers on a journey to some of the darkest places of our history but finds there unimaginable acts of courage and empathy. Here he is doctor as witness, recording voices that must be heard around the world; calling on others to meet their responsibility. "Ummera, ummera-sha" is a Rwandan saying that loosely translated means 'Courage, courage, my friend-find your courage and let it live.' It was said to me by a patient at our hospital in Kigali. She was slightly older than middle aged and had been attacked with machetes, her entire body rationally and systematically mutilated. Her face had been so carefully disfigured that a pattern was obvious in the slashes. I could do little more for her at that moment than stop the bleeding with a few sutures. We were completely overwhelmed. She knew and I knew that there were so many others. She said to me in the clearest voice I have ever heard, "Allez, allez. Ummera, ummera-sha"-'Go, go. Courage, courage, my friend-find your courage and let it live.' -From An Imperfect Offering From the Hardcover edition
Triage by Patrick Reed( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Cuidar el mundo persona a persona la acción humanitaria en el siglo XXI by James Orbinski( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Charity is not enough ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
An interview with Dr. James Orbinski about his experiences with humanitarian organizations in Africa
Un'offerta imperfetta : l'azione umanitaria nel 21. secolo by James Orbinski( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
An imperfect offering : dispatches from the medical frontline by James Orbinski( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Humanitarian action for the 21st century by the founder of Médecins Sans Frontières (Canada). In 1988, James Orbinski, then a medical student in his twenties, embarked on a year-long research trip to Rwanda. Investigating the conditions of paediatric AIDS in Rwanda, James confronted widespread pain and suffering. Fuelled by the injustice of what he had seen in Rwanda, Orbinski helped establish the Canadian chapter of Médecins Sans Frontières. In 1994 he agreed to serve as Chef de Mission for MSF in Kigali. As Rwanda descended into a hell of civil war and genocide, he and his team worked tirelessly, tending to thousands upon thousands of casualties. The Rwandan genocide was Orbinski's undoing. Confronted by indescribable cruelty, he struggled to regain his footing as a doctor, a humanitarian and a man. In An Imperfect Offering, Orbinski not only tells his own inspiring story but is also remarkably provocative about what governments and agencies should and shouldn't be doing to help the world's poor and very sick. At the same time, he addresses what part each of us can play, so that we never lose sight of the dignity of those being helped, or deny them the right to act in their own lives. Here, Orbinski is doctor as witness, recording voices that must be heard around the world calling on others to meet their responsibility
University of Alberta visiting lectureship in human rights ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Six lectures delivered between 1998 and 2004 as part of the Visiting Lectureship in Human Rights
Briefing to Security Council members on the protection of civilians in situations of conflict by James Orbinski( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Medicine [lectures presented at] Nobel Conference XLII, October 3 & 4, 2006 by Nobel Conference( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Annual conference of scientists, with an exchange of ideas addressing the challenges, philosophical and moral concerns, economic implications, and the latest research relative to medicine
A measure and correlates of permeability in Kelly's construct theory of personality by James Orbinski( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Taking a stand: the ethics of intervention ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In a world plagued with war, strife and oppression, how do we decide when and how to intervene to protect basic human rights? In this series, drawn from lectures and roundtables at the Universities of Alberta and Calgary, experts ponder the dilemmas of humanitarian intervention. Lectures are by Dr. James Orbinski of Médecins sans frontieres and Francis Boyle of the University of Illinois, an authority in international law. Prof. Boyle is also part of the roundtable in Calgary, which includes peacekeepers, diplomats and legal experts
Citoyens du monde : des Canadiens tournés vers le monde : version jeunesse ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Faites la connaissance de Canadiens qui se sont engagés personnellement à lutter contre la pauvreté dans le monde en aidant à améliorer les conditions de vie. Ce vidéo nous présente l'histoire de Canadiens de tous les horizons qui ont décidé de devenir citoyens du monde et de tendre la main aux populations des pays en développement. Parmi eux figure le Dr James Orbinski, président de Médecins sans frontières. Cette organisation internationale a reçu le prix Nobel de la paix en 1999
Global health : dedicated to the world's well-being ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"The inaugural edition of Global Health - published to coincide with the 65th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland, from 21-26 May - explores how organisations responsible for improving health and well-being worldwide can address the many challenges they face. The publication includes articles from leading global health institutions, including many of those represented at the WHA."--The Graduate Institue website
University of Alberta visiting lectureship in human rights ( score )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Global health and global citizenship by James Orbinski( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ein unvollkommenes Angebot : humanitäre Hilfe im 21. Jahrhundert by James Orbinski( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
James Orbinski Canadian physician
Orbinski, James Jude 1960-
ジェームズ・オルビンスキー
Languages
English (48)
French (6)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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