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The Resource The world's emergency room : the growing threat to doctors, nurses, and humanitarian workers, Michael VanRooyen

The world's emergency room : the growing threat to doctors, nurses, and humanitarian workers, Michael VanRooyen

Label
The world's emergency room : the growing threat to doctors, nurses, and humanitarian workers
Title
The world's emergency room
Title remainder
the growing threat to doctors, nurses, and humanitarian workers
Statement of responsibility
Michael VanRooyen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Twenty years ago, the most common cause of death for medical humanitarians and other aid workers was traffic accidents; today, it is violent attacks. And the death of each doctor, nurse, paramedic, midwife, and vaccinator is multiplied untold times in the vulnerable populations deprived of their care. In a 2005 report, the ICRC found that for every soldier killed in the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 60 civilians died due to loss of immunizations and other basic health services. The World's Emergency Room: The Growing Threat to Doctors, Nurses, and Humanitarian Workers documents this dangerous trend, demonstrates the urgent need to reverse it, and explores how that can be accomplished. Drawing on VanRooyen's personal experiences and those of his colleagues in international humanitarian medicine, he takes readers into clinics, wards, and field hospitals around the world where medical personnel work with inadequate resources under dangerous conditions to care for civilians imperiled by conflict. VanRooyen undergirds these compelling stories with data and historical context, emphasizing how they imperil the key doctrine of medical neutrality, and what to do about it. --Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
VanRooyen, Michael J
Dewey number
362.18
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA975.5.E5
LC item number
V36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • 2016 F-790
  • WX 215
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hospitals
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical emergencies
  • Emergency physicians
  • Emergency medical personnel
  • Violence in hospitals
  • War
  • War
  • Medicine, Military
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Security Measures
  • Emergencies
  • Violence
  • Relief Work
  • Vulnerable Populations
Label
The world's emergency room : the growing threat to doctors, nurses, and humanitarian workers, Michael VanRooyen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovering humanitarianism -- First steps -- Career humanitarian -- Growing challenges -- In the field -- Finding humanitarian space -- A new era of challenges -- Protecting humanitarian medicine -- Designing the future of humanitarian medicine
Control code
ocn933729129
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 210 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250072122
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015045264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o933729129
  • (OCoLC)933729129
Label
The world's emergency room : the growing threat to doctors, nurses, and humanitarian workers, Michael VanRooyen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovering humanitarianism -- First steps -- Career humanitarian -- Growing challenges -- In the field -- Finding humanitarian space -- A new era of challenges -- Protecting humanitarian medicine -- Designing the future of humanitarian medicine
Control code
ocn933729129
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 210 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250072122
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015045264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o933729129
  • (OCoLC)933729129

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