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close this bookDisaster Manuals and Guidelines Series, No. 5 - Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations (WHO; 2004; 196 pages) [ES] View the PDF document
View the documentForeword
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentAcknowledgements
open this folder and view contentsChapter 1: Preparedness for mass fatalities
open this folder and view contentsChapter 2: Medicolegal work in major Disasters
open this folder and view contentsChapter 3: Health considerations in cases of mass fatalities
open this folder and view contentsChapter 4: Sociocultural aspects
open this folder and view contentsChapter 5: Psychological aspects
open this folder and view contentsChapter 6: Legal aspects
open this folder and view contentsChapter 7: Case studies
View the documentFinal recommendations
View the documentMyths and realities of management of dead bodies in disasters
View the documentGlossary
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Disaster Manuals and Guidelines Series, No. 5 - Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations

Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief

Department for Health Action in Crisis

Washington, D.C., 2004

Also published in Spanish (2004 with the title:
Manejo de cadáveres en situaciones de desastre (ISBN 92 75 32529 4)

PAHO Cataloguing in Publication

Pan American Health Organization

Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations


Washington, D.C: PAHO, © 2004.

190p, -- (Disaster Manuals and Guidelines on Disasters Series, N° 5)


ISBN 92 75 12529 5 I.

Title II. Series

1. DEAD BODY
2. NATURAL DISASTER
3. DISASTER EMERGENCIES
4. DISASTER EPIDEMIOLOGY

LC HC553

© Pan American Health Organization, 2004

A publication of the Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in collaboration with the Department Health Action in Crises of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The views expressed, the recommendations made, and the terms employed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the current criteria or policies of PAHO/WHO or of its Member States.

The Pan American Health Organization welcomes requests for permission to reproduce or translate, in part or in full, this publication. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to the Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief, Pan American Health Organization, 525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, USA; fax: (202) 775-4578; e-mail: disaster-publications@paho.org.

This publication has been made possible through the financial support of the Division of Humanitarian Assistance, Peace and Security of the Canadian International Development Agency (IHA/CIDA), the Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (OFDA/USAID), the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO).

Cover and interior photos: PAHO/WHO

 

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