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Author VanRooyen, Michael J, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    362.18 VAN    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    362.18 VAN    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 210 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-198) and index.
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.
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
Subject Hospitals -- Emergency services -- Security measures.
Medical personnel -- Violence against.
Medical emergencies.
Emergency physicians.
Emergency medical personnel.
Violence in hospitals -- Prevention.
War -- Medical aspects.
War -- Relief of sick and wounded.
Medicine, Military.
ISBN 9781250072122 (hardcover)
1250072123 (hardcover)

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