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The Role of Nurses in Disaster Management in Asia Pacific

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Sheila Bonito, Hiroko Minami, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book documents how nurses have shown their dedication, courage, expertise and compassion in helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disastrous events. It aims to inspire and equip nurses and other health professionals to help people in disaster-affected areas and contribute to community resilience. The last decade (2005-2015) has been characterized by a number of overwhelming natural disasters - tropical storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis; and threats of emerging in…
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Other Authors
Bonito, Sheila
Minami, Hiroko
Responsibility
Sheila Bonito, Hiroko Minami, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 115 pages) : 34 illus., 33 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319413099
9783319413082 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Asia
Disaster Planning
Emergency Nursing
Nurse's Role
Pacific Islands
Abstract
This book documents how nurses have shown their dedication, courage, expertise and compassion in helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disastrous events. It aims to inspire and equip nurses and other health professionals to help people in disaster-affected areas and contribute to community resilience. The last decade (2005-2015) has been characterized by a number of overwhelming natural disasters - tropical storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis; and threats of emerging infectious diseases - SARS, MERSCoV and Ebola around the world. Countries from the Asia Pacific region, such as Australia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Thailand and Vanuatu, have borne the brunt of the devastation caused by these catastrophic events. Nurses from these countries have stepped in providing emergency care in hospitals and in the field, addressing public health needs in evacuation centers, supporting epidemiologic surveillance and conducting health education, training and research, to help save lives and support communities build back better.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Role of Nurses in Disaster Management in Asia Pacific Cyclone Yasi: Far North Queensland, Australia -- 3. Cambodia: Nurses’ Role During Riverine Floods -- 4. China: Disaster Nursing Enlightened by the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake -- 5. Indonesia: Lesson Learned from Yogyakarta and Central Java Earthquakes -- 6. Japan: Pairing Support Activities Between Universities After the Great East Japan Earthquake -- 7. Nepal: The Role of Nurses After Nepal Earthquake 2015 -- 8. Philippines: The Role of the Philippine Nurses Association in Disaster Preparedness and Response During Typhoon Haiyan -- 9. Solomon Islands: The Role of Nurses in the April Floods in Honiara City and Guadalcanal -- 10. South Korea: The Role of Nurses in Ebola Preparedness -- 11. Tonga: Cyclone Ian, Ha’apai Islands -- 12. Summary and Conclusion.
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