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Disaster public health and older people / Emily Ying Yang Chan.
Chan, Emily Ying Yang
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
xxii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Older disaster victims
Health and hygiene
Routledge humanitarian studies series
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"Disaster Public Health and Older People introduces professionals, students and fieldworkers to the science and art of promoting health and well-being, preventing diseases and prolonging life among the elderly in the context of humanitarian emergencies, with a particular focus on low and middle-income country settings. This book aims to make lessons learnt from previous disasters available and comprehensible to those working in disaster medicine, disaster public health, humanitarian studies, gerontology and geriatrics, empowering them to take the actions necessary at the individual, community and national levels to reduce the health risk to the elderly posed by disasters"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Principles and theories: health and public health -- Principles and theories: ageing population -- Principles and theories: disaster -- Contributions of older people to disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery -- Health impact of disasters on older people -- Post-disaster response and recovery to meet health needs of older people: I -- Post-disaster response and recovery to meet health needs of older people: II -- Healthy ageing, disaster mitigation and disaster risk reduction: individual, programmatic, and global policy levels -- Challenges and gaps in disaster public health and issues around supporting older people.
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