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By Anthony D Redmond; et al

This ABC introduces medication in components of clash or normal catastrophe responding to the transforming into variety of areas affected.

Chapters care for topics equivalent to earthquakes and landslides in addition to nuclear incidents and organic struggle either nationally and internationally.

It covers either logistical making plans and scientific reduction in addition to post-conflict restoration, providing mental in addition to scientific and public overall healthiness support.

It prepares relief employees for a number roles in all attainable events

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Conflict resolution means eliminating the conflict to the satisfaction of all the parties involved. Ideally, management will result in a situation where negotiation leads directly to an agreed solution. The advantage of this method is that resolution is achieved by the opposing groups and the final solution is owned jointly. Destructive conflict must be confronted so that the tension is reduced to an acceptable level. With detailed background knowledge of the groups involved, the issues, and the causes of the conflict, an aid worker is in a good position to intervene and ensure that a win or lose situation can be avoided Management strategies for conflict resolution x Ensure that each side of the conflict is treated equally in all respects x Check that each side has made its case and understood the case of the opposition x Encourage negotiation, including compromise x Control the discussion, focusing on the case and eliminating threats x Impose intermissions or postponements when appropriate x Decide if the meeting should be abandoned x Defuse stressful situations x Encourage the development of empathy x Summarise key arguments, if necessary reducing some to the absurd x Encourage sharing x Use and encourage humour x Judge when the situation is appropriate for more formal resolution Example of conflict resolution: Uganda One conflict concerned whether government funding should be spent on the sinking of a new well or the enhancement of all the main spring sources.

Difficult decisions—long term hospital planning Some hospitals will simply not survive the collapse of a state, and new solutions may be needed such as early closure decisions and a reorganisation of surviving institutions. This may require changes of site and relocation or require major structural rebuilding on original sites. Hospitals deemed unlikely to survive alone may retain their history and institutional memory while merging with more viable institutions. These decisions should be made by local officials and not be imposed by external agencies.

Despite this, the country is still some way from entering a recognisable development phase. This impasse is due, in the main, to the unresolved territorial dispute with Armenia, resulting in the continuing presence of nearly one million displaced people in camps cared for by international aid agencies. Case study 2: Balkans—Pristina, Kosovo In the summer of 1999 Kosovo was in a well defined acute emergency phase with an expected rapid transition to early recovery phase. The territory had experienced civil war, population displacement, and NATO intervention.

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