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World's Emergency Room : The Growing Threat to Doctors, Nurses, and Humanitarian Workers (Hardcover)

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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.

Number of Pages: 21016
Genre: Social Science, Medical
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Michael Vanrooyen
Language: English
Street Date: April 19, 2016
TCIN: 50605748
UPC: 9781250072122
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-8881
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