Empowering Resilience

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Empowering Resilience addresses a critical area of concern for all individuals, governments, and non-government organizations involved in international peace building and economic development: the rebuilding of health care systems in countries emerging from civil conflict. Professor Aaron Buseh sets a broad context for improving health care delivery in war-impacted African countries by presenting a clear and concise historical overview of Liberia, including it's political, economic, and cultural factors that led to social upheaval. Through understanding the organization, financing, and delivery of health care in Liberia, readers will be able to appreciate the analysis of the pre-war root causes of the civil conflict and a poorly functional pre-war health care system that Buseh effectively investigates. With a convincing argument, Buseh offers a strategic vision for reforming and reorganizing Liberia's health care system. A book that breaches many concerns steadily rising in today's society, Empowering Resilience is devoted to contributing to political stability by capitalizing on the resilience of the Liberian people who endured the civil conflict
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Editorial Reviews

Bernard L. Ngovo
Empowering Resilience is brilliantly and professionally written...I have no doubt that this book will be a useful tool in rehabilitating health care delivery in the country...
William Powers
Aaron Buseh's new book Empowering Resilience is an intelligent blueprint for rebuilding post-conflict Liberia's health care system...Dr. Buseh is a Liberian man who loves his people, and his passion bubbles up in the prose.
Peter Schwab
Empowering Resilience is a superb and thorough study of the devastating impact of Liberia's civil wars on the public, private, and traditional health systems of Liberia, and on the health of its citizenry...an innovative approach...a thorough analysis that concentrates not only on problems but what it will take to rebuild a health-care system in post-conflict Liberia...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761838968
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Aaron G. Buseh is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. With expertise in nursing and public health, his instructional concentration is in the area of understanding the organization, financing, and delivery of health care in developed and developing countries. Professor Buseh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Cuttington University College in Liberia, a Master of Public Health degree (MPH) and a Master of Science degree in nursing (MSN), both from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned his Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Professor Buseh is the author of numerous refereed articles published in health and social sciences journals.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Introduction and Overview Chapter 4 The Country Profile: Political, Economic, and Social Factors Chapter 5 Health Status of the Liberian Population: Critical Analyses and Priority Areas Chapter 6 Health Care in Liberia: Understanding Its Organization and Delivery Chapter 7 Financing Health Care Services in Liberia Chapter 8 Human Resource Development: A Crisis in the Prewar and Postwar Liberian Health Sector Chapter 9 The Role of Technology and Essential Pharmaceuticals in the Liberian Health Care System Chapter 10 Reviving the Intellectual Capital of Liberia to Inform the Rebuilding Process Chapter 11 Liberia's Health Care System: Framework for Reform in the Postwar Era Chapter 12 Epilogue Part 13 Bibliography Part 14 Index Part 15 About the Authors
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2008

    Incredible, Honest Book

    This book is enlightening and brings to bear many of the critical health issues impacting Africa. The author builds on his personal experience and expertise on Africa.

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