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Conflict and catastrophe medicine : a practical guide

Author: James M Ryan
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A 'how-to' book for medical aid workers working in hostile environments. This manual provides information on what is going on, how to get involved, how to get ready, guidance on what to do out there,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James M Ryan
ISBN: 1852333472 9781852333478 1852333480 9781852333485 1852333499 9781852333492
OCLC Number: 46929910
Description: xviii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The world in the new millennium--globalisation and humanitarianism / Jim Ryan and John Lumley --
The spectrum of conflict / Alan Hawley --
Catastrophes--natural and man-made disasters / Peter J. Baxter --
Refugees and internally displaced people / Jim Ryan and David Childs --
Medicine and medical aid in remote settings. Medical aspects of oil and gas exploration / Robert C. Mark ; The Falkland Islands, expedition medicine and ship's doctor / Roger Diggle ; Medicine at the ends of the earth / Iain C. Grant --
Medical interventions in catastrophes and conflict / Alan Hawley --
The players. The humanitarian aid organisations / Cara Macnab and Deborah R. Aspögard ; The military--a player, a facilitator or the cause of the problem / David Morgan-Jones --
The process. Getting involved ; Preparation ; Arriving ; Coming Home / Steve Mannion, Eddie Chaloner and Claire Walford --
A guide to the medical student elective abroad / Jane Zuckerman --
Avoiding trouble--cultural issues / C.J. Blunden and Campbell MacFarlane --
Dealing with trouble--the wider issues / Jeff Green --
Psychological aspects of the provision of medical humanitarian aid / Ian P. Palmer --
Pre-hospital planning / Cara Macnab and Peter F. Mahoney --
Aviation medicine aspects / Campbell MacFarlane --
Communications technology and range / John F. Navein, Simon J. O'Neill and Craig H. Llewellyn --
Spectrum of capability and applied communications / John F. Navein and Simon J. O'Neill --
Acute medical problems / Claire Walford [and others] --
Women's health / Charles Cox, John Duckett and N.K. Jyothi --
Children's health / M. Gavalas [and others] --
Trauma, surgical and related conditions. Introduction--scene-setting / Jim Ryan ; Orthopaedics and trauma / Jim Ryan, A.J. Thomas and Scott Adams ; Ballistics and blast / Peter Hill ; Abdominal and acute surgical emergencies / Adam Brooks ; Dental and ENT / Peter V. Dyer ; Anaethesia and analgesia / Paul Wood and Peter F. Mahoney --
Conflict recovery / Jim Ryan, Matthew Fleggson and Caroline Kennedy --
Hard knocks and hard lessons / Jim Ryan, John Beavis and Tony Redmond --
Publications / Jim Ryan, Peter Mahoney and A.J. Thomas --
Checklists, suppliers and specialist advice / Jim Ryan, Peter Mahoney and A.J. Thomas --
Using the Internet to access the World Wide Web (www) / Jim Ryan and Peter Mahoney.
Responsibility: edited by James Ryan [and others] ; project co-ordinator, Cara Macnab.
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