Bioterrorism: Psychological and Public Health Interventionsby Robert J. Ursano
Pub. Date: 04/30/2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In addition to planning and pre-disaster exercises essential for allocating resources and devising effective mental health interventions, this book also includes two CDs showing an international panel of experts discussing how best to plan for a bioterrorist event. Although only twelve people died after the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995, more than five thousand sought medical care for the effects of possible exposure. Bioterrorism can create chaos and disruption on a national and international scale. Moreover, it is believed to incur the most devastating psychological sequelae of all disasters.
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Table of ContentsPreface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Planning for the psychological effects of bioterrorism Carol S. Fullerton, Robert J. Ursano and Ann E. Norwood; Part II. The Risk of Bioterrorism: History and Society: 2. Psyche at risk, psyche as armor: biodefense as primary prevention Joshua Lederberg; 3. Let's make new mistakes: planning for public health and civil defense Dale Smith; 4. Lessons from the 1918 pandemic influenza: psychosocial consequences of a catastrophic outbreak of disease Monica Schoch-Spana; 5. A new terrorism threat environment: bioterrorism paradigm shift John Parachini; 6. Prospects for chemical/biological terrorism: psychological incentives and constraints Jerrold M. Post; Part III. Effects on Individuals and Communities: 7. Differentiating manifestations of infection from psychiatric disorders and fears of having been exposed to bioterrorism James R. Rundell and George W. Christopher; 8. Planning for chemical and biological terrorism: experiences from the Sydney Olympics Beverley Raphael and Michael Hills; 9. Biopsychosocial factors in bioterrorism: consequences for psychiatric care, society and public health Harry C. Holloway and Douglas Waldrep; 10. The psychological effect of a community-wide disaster on children: planning for bioterrorism Jon A. Shaw and Seana Shaw; 11. Terrorist events using radioactive materials: lessons for bioterrorism Arnfinn Tønnessen and Lars Weis'th; 12. Social support in the aftermath of disaster, catastrophes, and acts of terrorism: altruistic, overwhelmed, uncertain, antagonistic, and patriotic communities Krzysztof Kaniasty and Fran H. Norris; Part IV. Bioterrorism and the Public's Health: 13. The 2001 anthrax attacks and the media Ann E. Norwood, Mary E. Walsh and Molly J. Hall; 14. Emotional and psychiatric effects of weapons of mass destruction on first responders Richard C. W. Hall, Ryan C. W. Hall and Marcia J. Chapman; 15. The psychological consequences of bioterrorism: a strategy for planning, preparedness, response and recovery Robert DeMartino and Brian W. Flynn; 16. Legal aspects of bioterrorism and infectious disease outbreaks James G. Hodge and Gabriel B. Eber; 17. Communicating the risks of bioterrorism Tim L. Tinker and Elaine Vaughan; Part V. Conclusion: 18. Behavioral and mental health responses to bioterrorism: needs for the public's health Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton and Ann E. Norwood; Index.
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