Disaster public health and older people / Emily Ying Yang Chan.

Author
Chan, Emily Ying Yang [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
  • ©2020
Description
xxii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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Series
Routledge humanitarian studies series [More in this series]
Summary note
"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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
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.
ISBN
  • 9780815356660 ((hbk))
  • 0815356668 ((hbk))
  • 9780815356677 ((pbk))
  • 0815356676 ((pbk))
LCCN
2019015250
OCLC
1108786598
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