Terrorism and Public Health: A Balanced Approach to Strengthening Systems and Protecting People

Hardcover | November 3, 2011

EditorBarry S. Levy, Victor W. Sidel

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The first edition of this book was published almost a decade ago to provide a comprehensive examination of the relationship between terrorism and public health. It also described what health professionals could do to mitigate the consequences of terrorist attacks and threats, and to addressthe underlying causes of terrorism. This completely revised second edition provides new information on emergency preparedness and response planning as well as lessons learned from responses to terrorist attacks in the United States and other countries. Expert scholars and practitioners of public health explore the historical roots ofterrorism and address potential terrorist weapons and their control. They also explore in detail the adverse health consequences of the "war on terror," including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, other violations of human rights and civil liberties, diversion of resources, and the adverse impact oncivil society organizations. Arguing for a more balanced approach to preparedness, the editors and contributors to this second edition describe challenges and opportunities for strengthening the public health system, protecting disaster rescue and recovery workers, and promoting domestic and international law related toterrorism.

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The first edition of this book was published almost a decade ago to provide a comprehensive examination of the relationship between terrorism and public health. It also described what health professionals could do to mitigate the consequences of terrorist attacks and threats, and to addressthe underlying causes of terrorism. This compl...

Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH, is an Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine and a consultant in occupational and environmental health. Trained in internal medicine and preventive medicine, he served as a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and as a professor at the University of Massa...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 3, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction1. Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel: Challenges That Terrorism Poses to Public HealthBox 1-1: Guiding Principles for a Public Health Response to TerrorismSusan Allan: Box 1-2: Has the Nation's Response to Terrorism Strengthened the Public Health System?2. Cheryl E. Easley and Carol Easley Allen: The Roots of TerrorismZohra Rasekh and Gregory Pappas: Box 2-1: Addressing Public Opinion in Muslim CommunitiesPart II: Public Health Responses to Terrorist Attacks3. Isaac B. Weisfuse, Trish Marsik, and Robert M. Brackbill: The Public Health Response to the World Trade Center Attack and Its Aftermath by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene4. Helen H. Lee, Emily C. Milam, Luz Claudio, Philip J. Landrigan, and Michael A. Crane: Investigating the Health Consequences of the World Trade Center Attack5. Philip S. Brachman: The Anthrax Attack of 20016. John Middleton, Patrick Saunders, and Shamil Harron: A Global Perspective on Terrorism and Public Health7. Zebulon Taintor: The Mental Health Consequences of TerrorismCharles B. Strozier and Katie Gentile: Box 7-1: The Experiences of Two Mental Health ProfessionalsNimmi Kapoor: Box 7-2: Terrorism, Media, and Hate CrimesPart III: Potential Terrorist Weapons and Their Control8. Wendy Cukier, Nelson Palacio, and Reefa Mahboob: Small Arms and Light Weapons9. Patrice M. Sutton and Robert M. Gould: Nuclear and Radiologic WeaponsRobert M. Gould and Merav Datan: Box 9-1: International Control of Nuclear Weapons10. Ernest C. Lee, Philipp C. Bleek, and Stefanos N. Kales: Chemical Weapons11. Victor W. Sidel and Barry S. Levy: Biological WeaponsBox 11-1: Research on Biological WeaponsBox 11-2: A Community Salmonellosis Outbreak Caused by Intentional Contamination of Restaurant Salad BarsPart IV: Preparedness for Terrorist Attacks and Other Public Health Emergencies12. Jonathan E. Fielding and Alonzo L. Plough: Public Health Preparedness in the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health13. Nathaniel Hupert: Predicting and Planning for Public Health EmergenciesPart V: Adverse Effects of the "War on Terror"14. H. Jack Geiger and George J. Annas: Protecting Civil Liberties and Human Rights15. Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel: Public Health Consequences of the Wars in Afghanistan and IraqGarrett Reppenhagen: Box 15-1: A Soldier's ViewElizabeth Frederick: Box 15-2: A Perspective from Military Families16. Leonard S. Rubenstein: Consequences of Torture17. Mark Sidel: The Impact of Anti-terrorism Law and Policy on Civil Society Organizations in the United StatesPart VI: Challenges and Opportunities18. C. William Keck and Marguerite A. Erme: Strengthening the Public Health System19. Dori B. Reissman, Renee Funk, John Halpin, John Piacentino, Margaret M. Kitt, and John Howard: Protecting Emergency Response and Recovery WorkersBox 19-1: Integrating Psychological and Behavioral Components into Organizational Preparedness20. Peter Weiss: Promoting Domestic and International LawAppendix: A List of Some Organizations That Promote Peace and Address Issues Related to Emergency Preparedness and Response