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

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ISBN-10: 0199765545

ISBN-13: 9780199765546

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Barry S. Levy, Victor W. Sidel

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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.…    
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Book details

List price: $111.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

VICTOR W. SIDEL is Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is a former president of the American Public Health Association, and a cofounder and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985).

Contributors
Introduction
Challenges That Terrorism Poses to Public Health
Guiding Principles for a Public Health Response to Terrorism
Has the Nation's Response to Terrorism Strengthened the Public Health System?
The Roots of Terrorism
Addressing Public Opinion in Muslim Communities
Public Health Responses to Terrorist Attacks
The Public Health Response to the World Trade Center Attack and Its Aftermath by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Investigating the Health Consequences of the World Trade Center Attack
The Anthrax Epidemic of 2001
The Terrorist Attacks in Madrid, London, and Bali
The Mental Health Consequences of Terrorism
The Experiences of Two Mental Health Professionals
Terrorism, the Media, and Hate Crimes
Potential Terrorist Weapons and Their Control
Small Arms and Light Weapons
Ihe 2011 Norway Massacre
Nuclear and Radiological Weapons
International Control of Nuclear Weapons
Radiation Hazards from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Complex After the 2011 Earthquake in Japan
Chemical Weapons
Biological Weapons
Research on Biological Weapons
A Community Salmonellosis Epidemic Caused by Intentional Contamination of Restaurant Salad Bars
Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
Public Health Preparedness in the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Predicting and Planning for Public Health Emergencies
Adverse Effects of the "War on Terror"
Protecting Civil Liberties and Human Rights
The Bill of Rights
The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act
Public Health Consequences of the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
A Soldier's View
Physicians and Psychologists as Enablers of Torture
The Impact of Anti-terrorism Law and Policy on Civil Society Organizations in the United States
Challenges and Opportunities
Strengthening the Public Health System
Protecting Emergency Response and Recovery Workers
Integrating Psychological and Behavioral Components into Organizational Preparedness
Compensating Disaster Workers' Injuries or Diseases
Promoting Domestic and International Law
Appendix: A List of Some Organizations That Promote Peace and Address Issues Related to Emergency Preparedness and Response
Index