Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine

A Practical Guide

Editors: Ryan, J.M., Hopperus Buma, A.P.C.C., Beadling, C.W., Mozumder, A., Nott, D.M., Rich, N.M., Henny, W., MacGarty, D. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive coverage of the topic inside one cover
  • Practical guidance from people with accepted expertise and current field experience
  • A practical guide for medical aid personnel working in conflicts, catastrophes and remote areas
  • Provides background knowledge of the 'climate' in which medical aid is delivered, explains how to get involved, how to stay safe, the differences in remote medicine, and how to get home and re-adjust
  • The emphasis given to psychosocial and physiological health needs of volunteers
  • The mix of theory, opinion and practical advice throughout the book
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About this book

The first edition of conflict and catastrophe was produced in 2002 and a second, successful edition, followed in 2009. The decision to produce these works sprung from painful problems experienced by colleagues and authors themselves during many humanitarian and related deployments. The guide for both editions was to provide, in one volume, an entry level text covering all aspects of deployment, with an emphasis on medicine and healthcare in these environments. This third revised, expanded and updated edition of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide follows its successful predecessors in providing a framework for use by health professionals visiting a resource constrained environment. Encompassing problems brought about by local conflict or natural disasters, the book covers preparation, organisation, logistics, treatment of major trauma and medical emergencies, and the special problems of delivering medicine in a hostile environment. This book comprehensively tackles: Self-preparation of health professionals to face a range of medical and related problems which occur in hostile and remote environments; War and disaster medicine, covering acute management, rehabilitation, reconstruction and prevention; Bridging the fields of medicine, nursing, international relations, history, politics and economics. The book also touches on nutrition, infection, trauma, psychiatry and psychological medicine and training.

Reviews

From the reviews of the third edition:

“This update is intended to be a textbook for a course preparing those who would sit for the DMCC examination … . examinees and seasoned practitioners alike can benefit from this comprehensive discussion of medical humanitarian aid in austere situations. … It does a good job of outlining the information that any worker should understand before venturing into this type of environment. … it contains valuable information for those wishing to practice medicine in tenuous, under-resourced and/or unsafe international circumstances.” (Amy Elisa Stoesz, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2014)

Table of contents (56 chapters)

  • New Paradigms: The World in the Twenty-First Century – European Perspective

    Ryan, James M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • New Paradigms: The World in the Twenty-First Century – A US Perspective

    Beadling, Charles W. (et al.)

    Pages 15-27

  • The Spectrum of Conflict

    Hawley, Alan

    Pages 29-44

  • The Players: Humanitarian Organisations and Their Coordination in Humanitarian Assistance

    Kett, Maria (et al.)

    Pages 45-65

  • The Players: Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) in the Humanitarian Space

    Grant, James

    Pages 67-90

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$279.00 (listprice)
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Softcover $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide
Editors
  • James M. Ryan
  • Adriaan P.C.C. Hopperus Buma
  • Charles W Beadling
  • Aroop Mozumder
  • David M Nott
  • Norman M Rich
  • Walter Henny
  • David MacGarty
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2927-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2927-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2926-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6805-8
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXXII, 964
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
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