Radiation Disaster Medicine

Perspective from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Editors: Tanigawa, Koichi, Chhem, Rethy Kieth (Eds.)

  • Detailed examination of the role of physicians in the management of patients exposed to radiation leakage, based on the Fukushima accident
  • Coverage of a wide range of topics
  • Written by experts, most of whom have relevant first-hand experience within secondary and tertiary care hospitals in Japan
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About this book

While many books are available on disaster medicine, none is specifically devoted to the role of physicians in the management of patients exposed to radiation leakage from a damaged nuclear power plant. Radiation Disaster Medicine aims to fill this void based on the response to the Fukushima nuclear accident. Each chapter addresses principles and practices of radiation medicine within the specific context of that accident. Topics covered include the role of physicians in radiation disasters, the concepts of external and internal exposure, prehospital and hospital response, disaster behavioral health, and radiation emergency response from the perspective of national and international institutions. Most of the contributors are active educators and researchers in radiation medicine with first-hand experience in dealing with prehospital triage and management of patients within secondary and tertiary care hospitals in Japan.

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From the reviews:

“This book discusses the challenges physicians and emergency responders will face in the rare event of a radiation disaster. … This book is a must-read for those responsible for emergency preparedness at hospitals outside the normal response zones for nuclear power plants … . This was a needed addition to the field of Emergency Preparedness and the use of real-life experiences engages the reader throughout the book.” (Michael D. Zwank, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2014)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Physicians’ Early Response to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: Challenges and Lessons Learned

    Chhem, Rethy Kieth

    Pages 1-13

  • General Considerations in Radiation Disaster Medicine

    Tanigawa, Koichi

    Pages 15-27

  • Medical Perspective

    Tanigawa, Koichi (et al.)

    Pages 29-77

  • Disaster Behavioral Health: Psychological Effects of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident

    Maeda, Masaharu (et al.)

    Pages 79-88

  • Management Perspective: Structure of Radiation Emergency Response in Japan

    Tominaga, Takako (et al.)

    Pages 89-97

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02216-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02215-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34777-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radiation Disaster Medicine
Book Subtitle
Perspective from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Editors
  • Koichi Tanigawa
  • Rethy Kieth Chhem
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02216-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02216-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02215-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34777-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 126
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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