Concepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicine / Edition 1

Concepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicine / Edition 1

by S. William A. Gunn
     
 

ISBN-10: 144192471X

ISBN-13: 9781441924711

Pub. Date: 10/29/2010

Publisher: Springer New York

This book seeks to define the field of humanitarian medicine. It gathers new and previously-published articles and speeches that set out the principles of humanitarian medicine, starting with the idea of health as a human right, and examining topics such as quality of life, torture, and nuclear conflict. The book takes a historical view and its contributors include

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This book seeks to define the field of humanitarian medicine. It gathers new and previously-published articles and speeches that set out the principles of humanitarian medicine, starting with the idea of health as a human right, and examining topics such as quality of life, torture, and nuclear conflict. The book takes a historical view and its contributors include Nobel laureates Kofi Annan and Joseph Rotblat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441924711
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
0.72(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Part I: The Fundamentals: Human Rights and Health.- The Right to Health.-Health and Human Rights: A Public Health Perspective.- Health for All or Hell for All? The Role of Leadership in Health Equity.- The Declaration of Alma-Alta on Primary Health Care.- Health and Human Rights in 25 Questions and Answers.- Freedom from Fear for Human Well-Being: The Need for Humanitarian Medicine in the Prevention of Torture and the Treatment of its Survivors.- Part II: Humanitarian Medicine.- Humanitarian Medicine: A Vision and Action.- Ethical Principles for Everyone in Health Care.- Quality of Life and Medical Practice.- Medical Contributors to Social Progress: A Significant Aspect of Humanitarian Medicine.- Humanitarian Medicine Applied in a Highly Specialized Field: Cardiovascular Surgery.- Humanitarian Medicine Applied in a Developing Country.- Social and Medical Progress Through Patient Education in Chronic Diseases.- Part III: International, UN and WHO Cooperation.- Find New Unity.- Health and Human Rights in International Legal Instruments.- The United Nations Today: Changes in Policies and Structures: The World Summit and UN Reform.- The Critical News Stories You Never Read.- United Nations Humanitarian Action and the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations.- The UN Founding Fathers and Dr. Chisholm.- Book Review: Brock Chisholm, Doctor to the World.- The Language of International Humanitarian Action: A Brief Terminology.- Part IV: Disasters.- Humanitarian Action in Major Emergencies.- The Humanitarian Postulate in Disaster Management.- Health and Social Issues of Migrants and Refugees.- Man-Conceived Disasters.- The Nuclear Issue and Pugwash.- Quantifiable Effects of Nuclear Conflict on Health and Society.- Avoidable Tragedy Post-Chernobyl: A Critical Analysis.- Part V: Science, Research, and Perspectives.- The Role of Science to Improve the Quality of Life: Reflections on the Post-Genomic Era.- The Ethics of Research: The Responsibility of the Researcher.- The Cost of Not Doing Health Research.- Reflections of the Past, Present, and Future of Medicine.- Scientists, Doctors, and the Nuclear Dilemma.- Part VI: Society, Health, and Equity.- Urban Social Exclusion: The Samusocial Response.- An Equitable Society Protects the Health of its Weakest Members: Women and Children.- The Humanitarian Force of the UN Millenium Development Goals.- Science and the Health of the Poor.- Poverty and Disease: Health and Prosperity.

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