Emergency care in a humanitarian crisis

Jackson, Angela, and Little, Mark (2015) Emergency care in a humanitarian crisis. In: Cameron, Peter, Jelinek, George, Kelly, Anne-Maree, Brown, Anthony, and Little, Mark, (eds.) Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine. Elsevier, London, UK, pp. 865-869.

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[Extract] Increasingly over the past few years, Australian health professionals, including emergency medicine staff, have responded to humanitarian crises due to conflict or natural disasters within our region. Caring for displaced persons is not a new problem. Since World War II up to 100 million civilians have been forced to flee their homes due to unrest. The major factors that cause people to flee their country include conflict, political repression and persecution, and are as old as humanity. In 1573, the term 'refugee' was first used for Calvinists fleeing political repression in the Spanish-controlled Netherlands.

Item ID: 38623
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-7020-5335-1
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2015 06:19
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110305 Emergency Medicine @ 100%
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