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Peace through health : how health professionals can work for a less violent world / edited by Neil Arya and Joanna Santa Barbara.

Arya, Neil, 1962-
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Sterling, VA : Kumarian Press, 2008.

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ix, 340 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


Introduction / Joanna Santa Barbara and Neil Arya -- History of peace through health / Simon Rushton -- Setting the role of the health sector in context : multi-track peacework / Graeme MacQueen -- Mechanisms of peace through health / Graeme MacQueen and Joanna Santa Barbara -- The health effects of war / Victor W. Sidel and Barry S. Levy -- Future wars / Joanna Santa Barbara -- What values underlie our actions? / Graeme MacQueen -- Human rights / Lowell Ewert and Dabney Evans -- Medical ethics / Neil Arya -- Respect for culture / Maria Kett and Karen Trollope-Kumar -- Speaking truth to power : acting on values, ethics, and rights in South Africa / Wendy Orr -- Analyzing a peace through health problem / Joanna Santa Barbara -- Tools for peace through health work. Peace and conflict impact assessment / Kenneth Bush -- Do no harm / Marshall Wallace -- The peacebuilding filter / Anne Bunde-Birouste and Anthony Zwi -- Dealing with conflict / Joanna Santa Barbara.
Epidemiology as a tool for interdisciplinary peace and health studies / Rob Chase and Neil Arya -- Primary prevention. Preventing war by weapon limitation / Ian Maddocks -- Opposing gun violence in the United States / Katherine Kaufer Christoffel -- The health professional as activist / Helen Caldicott -- Acting on human rights in Nepal / Khagendra Dahal and Sonal Singh -- Peace education as primary prevention / Joanna Santa Barbara -- Secondary prevention. Humanitarian ceasefires / Neil Arya -- The role of medical journals : bridges, and Israeli-Palestinian public health magazine / Ambrogio Manenti -- Healing across the divides : American medical peacebuilding in the Middle East / Norbert Goldfield -- A model for improving mental health in Palestine : an alternative view on peace and health? / Hana Saab and Viet Nguyen-Gillham -- The Iraq body count project : a citizen initiative in response to government indifference and inaction / John Sloboda and Hamit Dardagan -- Doctor as witness : opposing economic sanctions on Iraq (1990-2003) / Neil Arya -- Tertiary prevention. Psychosocial healing / Paula Gutlove -- Community-based rehabilitation / Will Boyce -- Butterfly peace garden : healing war-affected children in Sri Lanka / Bob Chase -- The World Health Organization : health as a bridge for peace / Neil Arya.
Evaluation of peace through health initiatives / Joanna Santa Barbara -- Expanding the bounds of medical peace practice / Klaus Melf, Neil Arya and Caecilie Buhmann -- Social injustice and the responsibility of health-care workers : observation, assessment, action / Evan Lyon, Jim Yong Kim and Paul Farmer -- Living in harmony with the Earth and with each other / John Last -- A role for emergency humanitarian aid organizations in peace? / Ann Duggan -- Students and peace through health : education, projects, and theory / Caecilie Buhmann and Andrew D. Pinto -- Technology and activism / Alex Rosen and Tarek Loubani -- Educating health professionals in peace / Neil Arya, Klaus Melf, and Caecilie Buhmann -- Looking ahead / Neil Arya and Joanna Santa Barbara.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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