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

Life in crisis : the ethical journey of Doctors without Borders, Peter Redfield

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
Author
Subject
Genre
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
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Redfield, Peter
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Médecins sans frontières (Association)
  • Médecins sans frontières (Association)
  • Médecins sans frontières (Association)
  • Médecins sans frontières
  • Voluntary health agencies
  • Altruism
  • Ethnology
  • Disaster medicine
  • Medical policy
  • Voluntary Health Agencies
  • Altruism
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Health Policy
  • Internationality
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Altruism
  • Disaster medicine
  • Ethnology
  • Medical policy
  • Voluntary health agencies
  • Medizinische Ethik
  • Altruismus
  • Kulturanthropologie
  • Altruism
  • Katastrofmedicin
  • Etnologi
  • Frivillig hjälpverksamhet
Label
Life in crisis : the ethical journey of Doctors without Borders, Peter Redfield
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Portions of some 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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Action beyond optimism
Control code
ocn828736907
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520955189
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt24f98d
  • e3329077-5d47-4713-9a18-61d19e202274
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828736907
Label
Life in crisis : the ethical journey of Doctors without Borders, Peter Redfield
Publication
Copyright
Note
Portions of some 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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Action beyond optimism
Control code
ocn828736907
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520955189
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt24f98d
  • e3329077-5d47-4713-9a18-61d19e202274
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828736907

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