Terrorism and Public Health A Balanced Approach to Strengthening Systems and Protecting People

by Barry S. (Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine) Levy

Terrorism and Public Health A Balanced Approach to Strengthening Systems and Protecting People Synopsis

The first edition of this book was published almost a decade ago to provide a comprehensive examination of the relationship between terrorism and public health. It also described what health professionals could do to mitigate the consequences of terrorist attacks and threats, and to address the underlying causes of terrorism. This completely revised second edition provides new information on emergency preparedness and response planning as well as lessons learned from responses to terrorist attacks in the United States and other countries. Expert scholars and practitioners of public health explore the historical roots of terrorism and address potential terrorist weapons and their control. They also explore in detail the adverse health consequences of the war on terror, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, other violations of human rights and civil liberties, diversion of resources, and the adverse impact on civil society organizations. Arguing for a more balanced approach to preparedness, the editors and contributors to this second edition describe challenges and opportunities for strengthening the public health system, protecting disaster rescue and recovery workers, and promoting domestic and international law related to terrorism.

Terrorism and Public Health A Balanced Approach to Strengthening Systems and Protecting People Press Reviews

While it does not make light of a serious topic, it does present the material in a well-structured and easily digestible manner. It also provides some key questions for debate, as the contributors do not shy away from criticising responses from governments and organisations involved in the response to terror. * Nursing Times * In this comprehensive book, Barry S. Lewy and Victor W. Sidel have assembled chapters from international experts to provide a broad-based and multidisciplinary description and analysis of, and call for preparedness of, terrorism and its health consequences. * Jutta Lindert, European Journal of Public Health *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780199765546
Publication date: 15th December 2011
Author: Barry S. (Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine) Levy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Health systems & services, Terrorism, armed struggle, International criminal law,

About Barry S. (Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine) Levy

Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH, is an Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine and a consultant in occupational and environmental health. Trained in internal medicine and preventive medicine, he served as a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and as a professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He worked in Kenya for the Carter Center and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Dr. Levy served as a program director at Management Sciences for Health and as Executive Director of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Overall, he ...

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