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The Resource Life in crisis : the ethical journey of Doctors without Borders, Peter Redfield, (electronic resource)

Life in crisis : the ethical journey of Doctors without Borders, Peter Redfield, (electronic resource)

Label
Life in crisis : the ethical journey of Doctors without Borders
Title
Life in crisis
Title remainder
the ethical journey of Doctors without Borders
Statement of responsibility
Peter Redfield
Title variation
Ethical journey of Doctors without Borders
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Life in Crisis tells the story of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders or MSF) and its effort to 'save lives' on a global scale. Begun in 1971 as a French alternative to the Red Cross, the MSF has grown into an international institution with a reputation for outspoken protest as well as technical efficiency. It has also expanded beyond emergency response, providing for a wider range of endeavors, including AIDS care. Yet its seemingly simple ethical goal proves deeply complex in practice. MSF continually faces the problem of defining its own limits. Its minimalist form of care recalls the promise of state welfare, but without political resolution or a sense of well-being beyond health and survival. Lacking utopian certainty, the group struggles when the moral clarity of crisis fades. Nevertheless, it continues to take action and innovate. Its organizational history illustrates both the logic and the tensions of casting humanitarian medicine into a leading role in international affairs"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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1965-
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Redfield, Peter
Dewey number
362.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HV687
LC item number
.R43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WA 1
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Médecins sans frontières (Association)
  • Voluntary health agencies
  • Médecins sans frontières (Association)
  • Voluntary Health Agencies
  • Altruism
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Health Policy
  • Internationality
Label
Life in crisis : the ethical journey of Doctors without Borders, Peter Redfield, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Parts of the chapters were published previously
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Action beyond optimism
  • A time of crisis
  • A secular value of life
  • Vital mobility
  • Moral witness
  • Human frontiers
  • The problem of triage
  • The longue durée of disease
  • The verge of crisis
Control code
ebr10654373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520955189
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Life in crisis : the ethical journey of Doctors without Borders, Peter Redfield, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Parts of the chapters were published previously
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Action beyond optimism
  • A time of crisis
  • A secular value of life
  • Vital mobility
  • Moral witness
  • Human frontiers
  • The problem of triage
  • The longue durée of disease
  • The verge of crisis
Control code
ebr10654373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520955189
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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