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Concepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicine

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Concepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicine

Authors :

S.William A.Gunn

ISBN :

9780387722634

Publisher :

Springer Verlag Germany

Imprint :

Springer

Cover Price :

54.95

CD Included :

No

Pages :

324

Binding :

Hardback

Publication Year :

2008

   

Humanitarian Medicine, Switzerland



As major events like war, epidemics, and climate change continue to push global health issues to the fore, the international medical community is called upon more than ever to address the needs of the most vulnerable. Concepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicine brings public health and human rights concerns together, uniting medical, scientific, sociopolitical, and historical perspectives to reaffirm this vision. Forty-one essays from 33 international contributors set out the principles of humanitarian medicine, beginning with the concept of health as a human right, and examining topics such as quality of life, torture, and nuclear conflict. The book draws on important treaties and conventions throughout the history of the United Nations and the World Health Organization, and pays tribute to the efforts of individuals and organizations working to correct health inequities worldwide.


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