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Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism
Psychological and Public Health Interventions
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£137.00

  • Editors:
  • Robert J. Ursano, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland
  • Ann E. Norwood, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland
  • Carol S. Fullerton, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland
Carol S. Fullerton, Robert J. Ursano, Ann E. Norwood, Joshua Lederberg, Dale Smith, Monica Schoch-Spana, John Parachini, Jerrold M. Post, James R. Rundell, George W. Christopher, Beverley Raphael, Michael Hills, Harry C. Holloway, Douglas Waldrep, Jon A. Shaw, Seana Shaw, Arnfinn Tønnessen, Lars Weisæth, Krzysztof Kaniasty, Fran H. Norris, Ann E. Norwood, Mary E. Walsh, Molly J. Hall, Richard C. W. Hall, Ryan C. W. Hall, Marcia J. Chapman, Robert DeMartino, Brian W. Flynn, James G. Hodge, Gabriel B. Eber, Tim L. Tinker, Elaine Vaughan
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  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Mixed media product
  • isbn: 9780521814720

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  • After the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995 just 12 people died but more than 5000 sought medical care for possible exposure. Bacteria, viruses, gases and prions can create chaos and disruption on a national and international scale. Moreover, bioterrorism is believed to incur the most devastating psychological sequelae of all disasters and terrorist events. Planning and pre-disaster exercises are essential for preventing panic; allocating resources; preventing transmission of disease; devising effective mental health interventions; providing trustworthy and good quality information; and training in how to handle fear, demoralization, and public loss of confidence in national institutions. Including two CDs showing an international panel of experts discussing and teaching how best to plan for a bioterrorist event, this book is essential reading for mental health professionals, health care providers, public health officials and community leaders involved in preparation, treatment and planning for bioterrorism.

    • The only book specifically about bioterrorism
    • Written by experts in the forefront of public health policy planning for terrorism and bioterrorism in particular
    • Includes two CDs showing an international panel of experts discussing and teaching how best to plan for a bioterrorist event
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This is a superb book that will provide clinicians, researchers, and community leaders with an in-depth understanding of the consequences of a bioterrorism attack and help them better prepare and respond to future events.' Doody's Book Reviews

    '… a very comprehensive review of Bio terrorism … the book provides a good insight into the history, psychosocial, mental and public health of the population in relation to Bio terrorism. It is a useful addition to Emergency Planners and professionals dealing with major disasters. The accompanying CDs are a welcome addition to the book'. The Ulster Medical Journal

    '… if a dirty bomb explodes on your watch you will be glad to have this book in your emergency response bag.' Journal of Psychological Medicine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2004
    • format: Mixed media product
    • isbn: 9780521814720
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.988kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 2 colour illus. 29 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Planning for the psychological effects of bioterrorism Carol S. Fullerton, Robert J. Ursano and Ann E. Norwood
    Part II. The Risk of Bioterrorism: History and Society:
    2. Psyche at risk, psyche as armor: biodefense as primary prevention Joshua Lederberg
    3. Let's make new mistakes: planning for public health and civil defense Dale Smith
    4. Lessons from the 1918 pandemic influenza: psychosocial consequences of a catastrophic outbreak of disease Monica Schoch-Spana
    5. A new terrorism threat environment: bioterrorism paradigm shift John Parachini
    6. Prospects for chemical/biological terrorism: psychological incentives and constraints Jerrold M. Post
    Part III. Effects on Individuals and Communities:
    7. Differentiating manifestations of infection from psychiatric disorders and fears of having been exposed to bioterrorism James R. Rundell and George W. Christopher
    8. Planning for chemical and biological terrorism: experiences from the Sydney Olympics Beverley Raphael and Michael Hills
    9. Biopsychosocial factors in bioterrorism: consequences for psychiatric care, society and public health Harry C. Holloway and Douglas Waldrep
    10. The psychological effect of a community-wide disaster on children: planning for bioterrorism Jon A. Shaw and Seana Shaw
    11. Terrorist events using radioactive materials: lessons for bioterrorism Arnfinn Tønnessen and Lars Weisæth
    12. Social support in the aftermath of disaster, catastrophes, and acts of terrorism: altruistic, overwhelmed, uncertain, antagonistic, and patriotic communities Krzysztof Kaniasty and Fran H. Norris
    Part IV. Bioterrorism and the Public's Health:
    13. The 2001 anthrax attacks and the media Ann E. Norwood, Mary E. Walsh and Molly J. Hall
    14. Emotional and psychiatric effects of weapons of mass destruction on first responders Richard C. W. Hall, Ryan C. W. Hall and Marcia J. Chapman
    15. The psychological consequences of bioterrorism: a strategy for planning, preparedness, response and recovery Robert DeMartino and Brian W. Flynn
    16. Legal aspects of bioterrorism and infectious disease outbreaks James G. Hodge and Gabriel B. Eber
    17. Communicating the risks of bioterrorism Tim L. Tinker and Elaine Vaughan
    Part V. Conclusion:
    18. Behavioral and mental health responses to bioterrorism: needs for the public's health Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton and Ann E. Norwood
    Index.

  • Editors

    Robert J. Ursano, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland

    Ann E. Norwood, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland

    Carol S. Fullerton, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland

    Contributors

    Carol S. Fullerton, Robert J. Ursano, Ann E. Norwood, Joshua Lederberg, Dale Smith, Monica Schoch-Spana, John Parachini, Jerrold M. Post, James R. Rundell, George W. Christopher, Beverley Raphael, Michael Hills, Harry C. Holloway, Douglas Waldrep, Jon A. Shaw, Seana Shaw, Arnfinn Tønnessen, Lars Weisæth, Krzysztof Kaniasty, Fran H. Norris, Ann E. Norwood, Mary E. Walsh, Molly J. Hall, Richard C. W. Hall, Ryan C. W. Hall, Marcia J. Chapman, Robert DeMartino, Brian W. Flynn, James G. Hodge, Gabriel B. Eber, Tim L. Tinker, Elaine Vaughan

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