Nurses and Disasters: Global, Historical Case Studies

Editor: Wall, Barbra Mann
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Single-User Purchase Price: $64.99
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $97.48
ISBN: 978-0-82-612672-6
Category: Health & Medicine - Nursing
Image Count: 32
Book Status: Available
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This timely volume describes and analyzes the nursing response to a variety of historic and recent global disasters that occurred between 1885 and 2012, including Hurricane Sandy. The book is unique in its discussion of cooperation and conflict in the disaster responses regarding the mobilization of individuals across national borders and continents. It examines how partnerships developed, their implications for policy, and how we can use lessons learned to improve care in the future.

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Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Prelude - Barbra Mann Wall
  • 1. Typhoid Fever Epidemic, 1885 to 1887, Tasmania, Australia: - Madonna Grehan
  • 2. The 1908 Italian Earthquake: - Anna La Torre
  • 3. The 1913 Flood in Ohio (USA): - Janna Dieckmann
  • 4. The Alaskan Influenza Epidemic, 1918 to 1919: - Maria Gilson DeValpine and Arlene W. Keeling
  • 5. The Bombing Blitz of London and Manchester, England, 1940 to 1944: - Jane Brooks
  • 6. The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941: - Gwyneth Rhiannon Milbrath
  • 7. The Nuclear Catastrophe in Hiroshima, Japan, August 1945: - Ryoko Ohara, Madonna Grehan, Sioban Nelson, and Trudy Rudge
  • 8. The Bar Harbor Fire of 1947, Bar Harbor, Maine (USA): - Barbara Maling
  • 9. The SARS Pandemic in Toronto, Canada, 2003: - Sioban Nelson and Adrienne Byng
  • 10. Hurricane Sandy, October 2012, New York City (USA): - Barbra Mann Wall, Victoria LaMaina, and Emma MacAllister
  • Conclusion: - Arlene W. Keeling, Emma MacAllister, and Barbra Mann Wall