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Disaster Health Management : A Primer for Students and Practitioners (Paperback)
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Disaster health involves the study and application of multidisciplinary areas of health research towards the prevention, preparation, response and recovery systems for health problems that result from a disaster. As disasters worldwide differ in their nature, scope and cultural context, a thorough understanding of the fundamental tenets of sound disaster health management is essential for both students and practitioners to participate confidently and effectively in the field.
Disaster Health Management: A Primer for Students and Practitioners is the first comprehensive textbook to provide a standard guide to terminology and management systems across the entire spectrum of disaster health. Developed with support from the Australasian Collaborative for Disaster Health Education and Research, this textbook provides an authoritative overview of:
- The conceptual basis for disaster management
- Systems and structures for disaster management
- Getting ready for disasters
- Incident management
- Natural disasters
- Man-made disasters
- Strategic considerations.
Using examples of broad principles which will find application globally, Disaster Health Management: A Primer for Students and Practitionersis an essential text for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as for professionals involved in all health aspects of disaster management.