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Author Hutton, David.

Title Older people in emergencies : considerations for action and policy development / David Hutton
Published Geneva : World Health Organization, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (44 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Vulnerability and health in emergencies -- Economic marginalization -- Social disintegration and marginalization -- The issue of gender -- Capacity and consultation -- Policy and programme implications -- Preparedness phase -- Emergency response and operations phase -- Recovery and transition phase
Summary Older people have often been overlooked in disasters and conflicts, and their concerns have rarely been addressed by emergency programs or planners. This analysis seeks to highlight factors that particularly affect older people in emergencies, especially health-related concerns, propose a strategy to raise awareness about older people in emergencies and recommend policies and practices to address these considerations.--Publisher's description
Notes "Ageing and Life Course (ALC), Family and Community Health (FCH), Emergency Preparedness and Capacity Building (EPC), Health Action in Crisis (HAC)."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-44)
Notes Print version record
Subject Disaster relief.
Emergency management.
Older people -- Services for.
Emergency medical services.
Natural disasters.
Medical policy.
Health Services for the Aged
Emergency Medical Services
Natural Disasters
Vulnerable Groups
Health Policy
Relief Work
emergency medical centers.
natural disasters.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disasters & Disaster Relief.
Natural disasters.
Medical policy.
Emergency medical services.
Disaster relief.
Emergency management.
Older people -- Services for.
Form Electronic book
Author World Health Organization
World Health Organization. Ageing and Life Course Unit.
World Health Organization. Family and Community Health.
World Health Organization. Emergency Preparedness and Capacity Building.
World Health Organization. Department of Health Action in Crises.
ISBN 9789240683082