The Role of Nurses in Disaster Management in Asia Pacific

  • Sheila Bonito
  • Hiroko Minami

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sheila Bonito, Hiroko Minami
    Pages 1-10
  3. Aiko Yamamoto, Shiori Katsunuma, Akiko Kurotaki, Yohko Nonami, Yuuko Ushio, Miho Takami et al.
    Pages 55-62
  4. Tara Pohkrel, Sakiko Kanbara, Sheila Bonito, Maria Regina Estuar, ChandraKala Sharma, Apsara Pandey
    Pages 63-68
  5. Mele Havealeta, Fusi Kaho, Amelia Afuha’amango Tuipulotu
    Pages 105-109
  6. Sheila Bonito, Hiroko Minami
    Pages 111-115

About this book


This book documents how nurses have shown their dedication, courage, expertise and compassion in helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disastrous events. It aims to inspire and equip nurses and other health professionals to help people in disaster-affected areas and contribute to community resilience. The last decade (2005-2015) has been characterized by a number of overwhelming natural disasters - tropical storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis; and threats of emerging infectious diseases - SARS, MERSCoV and Ebola around the world. Countries from the Asia Pacific region, such as Australia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Thailand and Vanuatu, have borne the brunt of the devastation caused by these catastrophic events. Nurses from these countries have stepped in providing emergency care in hospitals and in the field, addressing public health needs in evacuation centers, supporting epidemiologic su

rveillance and conducting health education, training and research, to help save lives and support communities build back better.


Disaster nursing Disaster risk reduction Disaster management Nurses Case studies Asia Pacific

Editors and affiliations

  • Sheila Bonito
    • 1
  • Hiroko Minami
    • 2
  1. 1.University of the Philippines Open UniversityManilaPhilippines
  2. 2.University of KochiKochiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41308-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41309-9
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