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Disaster Public Health and Older People
Doody's Core Title (2020 Edition)
Score(s): 2.07 (Health Sciences - Public Health)
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ISBN: 978-0-8153-5667-7, 234 pages, Soft Cover
ISBN-10: 0-8153-5667-6
Copyright: 2020
Edition: 1st
Author: Chan, Emily Ying Yang, MBBS, BS, SM PIH, MD, DFM, FFPH, FHKAM, FHKCCM
Specialties: Geriatrics , Public Health , Community Health , Geriatrics
Publisher: Routledge
Series Title: Routledge Humanitarian Studies
List Price: $49.95
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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 among older people in the context of humanitarian emergencies, with a particular focus on low- and middle-income country settings. Older people face specific vulnerabilities in physical, mental and social well-being during disasters. They are likely to experience socio-economic marginalisation, isolation, inaccessible information and a lack of relevant post-emergency support services. Meanwhile, although older people can also significantly contribute to disaster preparedness, response and recovery, their capacities are often under-utilised. Drawing on a range of global case studies, this book provides readers with a theoretical underpinning, while suggesting actions at the individual, community and national levels to reduce the health risks to older people posed by the increasing frequency and intensity of disaster, in particular those resulting from natural hazards. Topics covered range from the health impact of disasters on older people and response to their post-disaster health needs, to disaster preparedness, disease prevention, healthy ageing, global policy developments and the contributions of older people in disaster contexts. This book draws on lessons learnt from previous disasters and targets students and professionals working in disaster medicine, disaster public health, humanitarian studies, gerontology and geriatrics.