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The Role of Nurses in Disaster Management in Asia Pacific

Editors: Bonito, Sheila, Minami, Hiroko (Eds.)

  • Provides a research-based account of nurses’ contribution to disaster management in the Asia Pacific region
  • Helps to assess and guide the work of nurses in the contexts of disaster preparedness, response and recovery
  • Guides teachers and students in building disaster management competencies
  • Contributes to developing research and policy on disaster nursing
  • Empowers individual nurses and nurse organizations to become more involved
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  • Due: October 3, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41309-9
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Hardcover $49.99
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  • Due: September 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41308-2
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About this book

This book documents how nurses have shown their dedication, courage, expertise and compassion in helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disastrous events. It aims to inspire and equip nurses and other health professionals to help people in disaster-affected areas and contribute to community resilience. The last decade (2005-2015) has been characterized by a number of overwhelming natural disasters - tropical storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis; and threats of emerging infectious diseases - SARS, MERSCoV and Ebola around the world. Countries from the Asia Pacific region, such as Australia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Thailand and Vanuatu, have borne the brunt of the devastation caused by these catastrophic events. Nurses from these countries have stepped in providing emergency care in hospitals and in the field, addressing public health needs in evacuation centers, supporting epidemiologic surveillance and conducting health education, training and research, to help save lives and support communities build back better.

About the authors

Sheila R. Bonito is Professor at the University of the Philippines Open University. She served as Chair of Disaster Preparedness Committee of the Philippine Nurses Association from 2010-2015. She has published modules, case studies, journal articles and advocacy materials on emergency and disaster management. She is a resource person in emergency and disaster nursing training programs at the Philippine Nurses Association and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center. She is an active member of the Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network organized by the World Health Organization Western Pacific and Southeast Asian regions.
Professor Hiroko Minami is an eminent nurse leader in Japan who has been working diligently for the advancement of nursing in Japan including education, service and research for more than 30 years. Prof. Hiroko Minami received her basic nursing education form Kochi Woman’s University, Japan. She later received the Master Degree in Public Health form Hebrew University, Israel, and Doctoral of Nursing Science Degree from University of California, San Francisco.She is the 2001 recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award, the past President of the International Council of Nurses, and is currently President of the University of Kochi, Japan.

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 3, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41309-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $49.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: September 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41308-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of Nurses in Disaster Management in Asia Pacific
Editors
  • Sheila Bonito
  • Hiroko Minami
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41309-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41309-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41308-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 115
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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