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Peace through Health: How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World

Neil Arya and Joanna Santa Barbara, editors
Peace through Health: How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World
ISBN: 978-1-56549-258-5
$29.95
2008/340 pages/LC: 2007047305
A Kumarian Press Book

"A very rich book already destined to become the classic on the peace-health interface. Rationality served us very well for health. Maybe the time has come for peace as well."—Johan Galtung,  TRANSCEND International

"Weaves stories from the field into the history and theory underlying a movement that draws increasing numbers of health workers to risk their lives to work in war zones.... Invaluable to academics, students, health professionals in the field, and decisionmakers. It is an inspiring account of a new approach applying professional expertise and ethics to the broader social problem of violent conflict."—Mary-Wynne Ashford, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

"A well-written, easily accessible resource for the growing field of peace studies and conflict resolution."—Choice

DESCRIPTION

The idea of working for peace through the health sector has sparked many innovative programs, described expertly and accessibly in Peace Through Heath by professionals in the field.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Neil Arya is both a family doctor and assistant clinical professor of family medicine at McMaster University. Joanna Santa Barbara has been involved for many years in the development of the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction—J. Santa Barbara and N. Arya.
  • History of Peace through Health—S. Rushton.
  • Setting the Role of the Health Sector in Context: Multi-track Peacework—G. MacQueen.
  • Mechanisms of Peace through Health—G. MacQueen and J. Santa Barbara.
  • WAR AND ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN HEALTH.
  • The Health Effects of War—V.W. Sidel and B.S. Levy.
  • Future Wars—J. Santa Barbara.
  • VALUES AND ETHICS IN PEACE THROUGH HEALTH.
  • What Values Underlie Our Actions?—G. MacQueen.
  • Human Rights—L. Ewert and D. Evans.
  • Medical Ethics—N. Arya.
  • Respect for Culture—M. Kett and K. Trollope-Kumar.
  • Speaking Truth to Power: Acting on Values, Ethics, and Rights in South Africa—W. Orr.
  • PREPARING TO ACT ON PEACE THROUGH HEALTH.
  • Analyzing a Peace through Health Problem—J. Santa Barbara.
  • Tools for Peace through Health Work.
  • Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment—K. Bush.
  • Do No Harm—M. Wallace.
  • The Peacebuilding Filter—A. Bunde-Birouste and A. Zwi.
  • Dealing with Conflict—J. Santa Barbara.
  • Epidemiology as a Tool for Interdisciplinary Peace and Health Studies—R. Chase and N. Arya.
  • CASE STUDIES.
  • Primary Prevention.
  • Preventing War by Weapons Limitation—I. Maddocks.
  • Opposing Gun Violence in the United States—K.K. Christoffel.
  • The Health Professional as Activist—H. Caldicott.
  • Acting on Human Rights in Nepal—K. Dahal and S. Singh.
  • Peace Education ad Primary Prevention—J. Santa Barbara.
  • Secondary Prevention.
  • Humanitarian Ceasefires—N. Arya.
  • The Role of Medical Journals: bridges, and Israeli-Palestinian Public Health Magazine—A. Manenti.
  • Healing across the Divides: American Medical Peacebuilding in the Middle East—N. Goldfield.
  • A Model for Improving Mental Health in Palestine—An Alternative View on Peace and Health?—H. Saab and V. Nguyen-Gillham.
  • The Iraq Body Count Project: A Citizen Initiative in Response to Government Indifference and Inaction—J. Sloboda and H. Dardagan.
  • Doctor as Witness: Opposing Economic Sanctions on Iraq (1990–2003)—N. Arya.
  • Tertiary Prevention.
  • Psychosocial Healing—P Gutlove.
  • Community-Based Rehabilitation—W. Boyce.
  • Butterfly Peace Garden: Healing War-Affected Children in Sri Lanka—R. Chase.
  • The World Health Organization: Health as a Bridge for Peace—N. Arya.
  • Evaluation. Evaluation of Peace through Health Initiatives—J. Santa Barbara.
  • EXPANDING THE BOUNDS OF PEACE THROUGH HEALTH.
  • Expanding the Bounds of Medical Peace Practice—K. Melf, N. Arya, and C. Buhmann.
  • Social Injustice and the Responsibility of Health-Care Workers: Observation, Assessment, Action—E. Lyon, J. Yong Kim, and P. Farmer.
  • Living in Harmony with the Earth and with Each Other—J. Last.
  • SPECIAL TOPICS.
  • A Role for Emergency Humanitarian Aid Organizations in Peace?—A. Duggan.
  • Students and Peace through Health: Education, Projects, and Theory—C. Buhmann and A.D. Pinto.
  • Technology and Activism—A. Rosen and T. Loubani.
  • Educating Health Professionals in Peace—N. Arya, K. Melf, and C. Buhmann.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • Looking Ahead—the Editors.