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War and public health

Author: Barry S Levy; Victor W Sidel
Publisher: New York, NY ; Oxford : Oxford University Press in cooperation with the American Public Healt Association, 1997.
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This book describes the relationship of war and public health. It describes what health professionals can do to minimize the consequences of war and to help prevent war. The book covers the effects  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry S Levy; Victor W Sidel
ISBN: 0195108140 9780195108149
OCLC Number: 878002760
Notes: Con bibliografia.
Description: XIX, 412 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: FOREWORD; SECTION I: WAR AS PART OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH AGENDA; 1. Arms and Public Health: A Global Perspective; 2. Children, Wars and the Responsibility of the International Community; SECTION II: THE IMPACT OF WAR ON PUBLIC HEALTH; 3. The Human Consequences of War; 4. The Impact of War on Human Rights; 5. The Environmental Consequences of War; SECTION III: EFFECTS OF WEAPONS SYSTEMS OF PUBLIC HEALTH; 6. The Public Health Effects of the Use of Nuclear Weapons; 7. The Public Health Effects of the Use of Chemical Weapons; 8. The Public Health Effects of Biological Weapons; 9. Environmental and Health Effects of Weapons Production, Testing, and Maintenance; 10. The Public Health Effects of Landmines: Long Term Consequences for Civilians; SECTION IV: EFFECTS OF WAR AND MILITARISM ON POPULATIONS; 11. The Impact of Militarism on Civilian Populations; 12. The Psychological Effects of War on Children; 13. The Impact of War on Women; 14. Displaced Persons and War; SECTION V: THE IMPACT OF SPECIFIC MILITARY CONFLICTS ON PUBLIC HEALTH; 15. Public Health and the Vietanm War; 16. Public Health and the War in Central America; 17. Public Health and the Persian Gulf War; SECTION VI: THE ROLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL AND ORGANIZATION; 18. The Roles of Health Professional in War; 19. The Roles of Nongovernmental Organizations in Responding to Health Needs Created by War; 20. Effective Humanitarian Aid: Our Only Hope of Intervention in Civil War; SECTION VII: CAN WAR AND ITS PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACTS BE PREVENTED?; 21. Education for Preventing War; 22. Preventing Nuclear War; 23. Nurses and the Prevention of War: Public Health Nurses and the Peace Movement; 24. The Future of Peace Keeping; 25. Mediation: Perspectives from the Medical Peace Movement; 26. Preventing War and Its Public Health Consequences: Roles of Public Health Professionals
Responsibility: edited by Barry S. Levy, Victor W. Sidel.


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