Concepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicine

Concepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicine

von: S. William A. Gunn, Michele Masellis

Springer-Verlag, 2007

ISBN: 9780387722641 , 324 Seiten

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Concepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicine


 

Preface

6

Acknowledgments

8

Contents

9

The Contributors

13

Preamble

16

The Fundamentals: Human Rights and Health

17

The Right to Health

18

Health and Human Rights—A Public Health Perspective

23

Health for All or Hell for All? The Role of Leadership in Health Equity

28

The Declaration of Alma-Ata on Primary Health Care

33

Health and Human Rights: In 25 Questions and Answers

36

Freedom from Fear for HumanWell-being: The Need for Humanitarian Medicine in the Prevention of Torture and the Treatment of its Survivors

55

Humanitarian Medicine

64

Humanitarian Medicine: A Vision and Action

65

Ethical Principles for Everyone in Health Care

75

Quality of Life and Medical Practice

86

Medical Contributors to Social Progress: A Significant Aspect of Humanitarian Medicine

89

Humanitarian Medicine Applied in a Highly Specialized Field: Cardiovascular Surgery

98

Humanitarian Medicine for a Developing Country: Outreach to Cuba

103

Humanitarian Basic Plastic Surgery

111

International, UN and WHO Cooperation

118

Find New Unity

119

Health and Human Rights in International Legal Instruments

121

The United Nations Today: Changes in Policies and Structures— TheWorld Summit and UN Reform

124

The Critical News Stories You Never Read

132

United Nations Humanitarian Action and the Role of Non- governmental Organizations

134

The UN Founding Fathers and Dr Chisholm

138

Brock Chisholm—Doctor to the World

142

The Language of International Humanitarian Action: A Brief Terminology

144

Disasters and Conflicts

152

Humanitarian Action in Major Emergencies

153

The Humanitarian Postulate in Disaster Management

156

Health and Social Issues of Migrants and Refugees

161

Man-Conceived Disasters

172

The Nuclear Issue and Pugwash

174

Quantifiable Effects of Nuclear Conflict on Health and Society

182

Avoidable Tragedy Post-Chernobyl—A Critical Analysis

191

Science, Research and Perspectives

204

The Role of Science to Improve the Quality of Life: Reflections on the Post- Genomic Era

205

The Ethics of Research: The Responsibility of the Researcher

216

The Cost of Not Doing Health Research

223

Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Medicine

228

Scientists, Doctors and the Nuclear Dilemma

231

Serving the Global Community Through eHealth: The Role of Academia

234

Society, Health and Equity

242

The Humanization of Medicine—A Religious Viewpoint

243

Urban Social Exclusion—The Samusocial Response

248

Social and Medical Progress Through Patient Education in Chronic Diseases

254

An Equitable Society Protects the Health of its Weakest Members: Women and Children

263

The Humanitarian Force of the UN Millennium Development Goals

275

Science and the Health of the Poor

283

Poverty and Disease—Health and Prosperity

286

The Editors

292

Index

293