Book 2008

Concepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicine

ISBN: 978-0-387-72263-4 (Print) 978-0-387-72264-1 (Online)

Table of contents (41 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIX

  2. The Fundamentals: Human Rights and Health

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      Pages 1-1

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      The Right to Health

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      Pages 9-13

      Health and Human Rights—A Public Health Perspective

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      Pages 15-19

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

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      Pages 21-23

      The Declaration of Alma-Ata on Primary Health Care

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      Pages 25-43

      Health and Human Rights: In 25 Questions and Answers

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      Pages 45-53

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

  3. Humanitarian Medicine

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      Pages 55-55

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      Pages 57-66

      Humanitarian Medicine: A Vision and Action

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      Pages 67-77

      Ethical Principles for Everyone in Health Care

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      Pages 79-81

      Quality of Life and Medical Practice

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      Pages 83-91

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

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      Pages 93-97

      Humanitarian Medicine Applied in a Highly Specialized Field: Cardiovascular Surgery

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      Pages 99-106

      Humanitarian Medicine for a Developing Country: Outreach to Cuba

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      Pages 107-113

      Humanitarian Basic Plastic Surgery

  4. International, UN and WHO Cooperation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115

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      Pages 117-118

      Find New Unity

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      Pages 119-121

      Health and Human Rights in International Legal Instruments

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      Pages 123-130

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

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      Pages 131-132

      The Critical News Stories You Never Read

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      Pages 133-136

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

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      Pages 137-140

      The UN Founding Fathers and Dr Chisholm

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      Pages 141-142

      Brock Chisholm—Doctor to the World

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