Psychological distress among Bam earthquake survivors in Iran: a population-based study
- Unforeseen difficulties faced by a hospital in dealing with mass disaster victims. Dhar, Shabir Ahmed; Hamid, Arshiya; Salim Khan, Shahzada Mohammed; Butt, Mohammed Farooq // Tropical Doctor;Oct2008, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p260
Every major mass disaster challenges the health care services, especially in the third world. These challenges include the expected situations mainly pertaining to the overload of patients and the stretching of hospital facilities. We report our experiences about several unforseen challenges...
- SHOCK TREATMENT. Walker, Christine // Nursing Standard;8/27/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 51, p62
The article presents a nurse's experience in disaster nursing. This paper reports how did Heather McClelland rose to the challenge of helping earthquake victims in China's south west province of Sichuan. McClelland flew to China with a team of British experts to help their Chinese counterparts....
- The South Asian Earthquake Six Months Later – An Ongoing Crisis. Brennan, Richard J.; Waldman, Ronald J. // New England Journal of Medicine;4/27/2006, Vol. 354 Issue 17, p1769
The article presents the authors' views on relief services and medical care provided after an earthquake of magnitude 7.6, that struck northern Pakistan and India on October 8, 2005. According to reports, nearly 74,650 people died, 76,000 people were injured, and 2.8 million became homeless....
- Long-term commitment, not just short-term response, needed in Haiti. Lindstrom, Richard // Ocular Surgery News Asia-Pacific;Apr2010, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p3
The author discusses the need for sustained health care commitment in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He notes that the tragedy in Haiti is proof of how neglected health care infrastructure is in poor countries. In Haiti, 50 ophthalmologists provided care to 9 million people by using...
- Vital Signs. Kagan, H. Lee // Discover;May2010, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p26
The author, a doctor, relates his experience working at the Buen Samaritano clinic outside JimanÃ, Dominican Republic, after the 7.0 magnitude January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and his care of a patient with a flailed chest caused in the quake.
- Turkey surprised by extent of aid. Ciment, James // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);09/04/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7210, p592
Reports on the medical relief efforts for the survivors of the August 17, 1999 earthquake in Turkey. Health fears expressed by survivors; Health risks that are being focused on; Foreign aids received by Turkey
- HOPE OUT OF THE RUBBLE. Fowler, Joanne; Helling, Steve // People;4/12/2010, Vol. 73 Issue 14, p66
The article focuses on the Vanderpools, an American family that is providing medical care to victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Surgeon David Vanderpool brings his family to war-torn and impoverished countries to run temporary medical clinics. The article describes how the family dispenses...
- Medical Community Rushes to Aid Victims of Haiti Quake. Sohrabji, Sunita // India -- West;1/29/2010, Vol. 35 Issue 10, pA4
The article reports on the initiative of the Indian American medical community to provide aid and medical care to the earthquake victims in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 12, 2010. It is noted that a team of physicians and nurses was sent by the Stanford Hospital led by Anil Menon, Department...
- Japan rebuilds after killer quake. // Junior Scholastic;2/10/95, Vol. 97 Issue 12, p17
Reports on the efforts of Kobe, Japan residents to recover from the damages brought about by the January 17, 1995 earthquake. Number of people injured; Costs; Geographical characteristics.