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Making Sense of Disaster Medicine: A Hands-on Guide for Medics

1st Edition

By Alan Hawley

CRC Press

336 pages

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Disaster medicine is a broad and dynamic field that encompasses the medical and surgical response to mass casualty incidents including rail, air, and road traffic accidents; domestic terrorism; and pandemic outbreaks. It also encompasses the global issues of conflict and natural catastrophe. Specialists in disaster medicine provide insight, guidanc

Table of Contents

Disaster medicine: Evolution of a specialtyThe medical response to domestic terrorism and major incident managementManaging national mass casualty incidentsClassification of disastersPre- and post-deploymentMedicine in the fieldSurgery in disastersPsychological aspects of conflict and catastropheMarginalized groups in disastersHealthcare in refugee populationsThe realities of warThe hazards of the jobThe ethics of Disaster MedicineElectives in the developing world

About the Author

Dr James IDM Matheson MBBS, BA (Hons), Academic Foundation Programme, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Catastrophes & Conflict Forum, Royal Society of Medicine, Faculty of Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine, Society of Apothecaries, London

Professor Alan Hawley, OBE QHP, Professor of Disaster Medicine, Professor of Disaster Studies and Director of the Disasters and Resilience Centre, University of Glamorgan

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MEDICAL / Occupational & Industrial Medicine
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety