This is the first book that comprehensively describes the relationship of war and public health. It documents the impact of war on public health, and describes what health professionals can do to minimize the consequences of war and to help prevent war. The book covers the effects of war on health, human rights, and the environment. The chapters on the health effects of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons systems discuss their public health consequences and the methods by which public health professionals can work for their abolition. The book deals with both the direct consequences of the use of conventional weapons and the role of the international arms trade, including the diversion of resources that could otherwise be used for health and human welfare. Separate chapters cover especially vulnerable populations, such as women, children, and refugees. There are chapters on the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and the wars in Central America. Another series of chapters explores the roles of health professionals and of health organizations during war and in preventing war and its consequences. A wide range of individuals, including physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, will find this book enlightening and useful in their work. The book will be valuable for both education and research faculty and students in schools of public health, medicine, nursing, other health professions, law, economic, international studies, peace and conflict resolution, military studies, diplomacy, journalism and other fields.
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97801951081491.0
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0195108140
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0195108140