When there is no doctor Preventive and emergency home healthcare in challenging times

Gerard S. Doyle

Book - 2010

"'This is a book about sustainable health, and what you can do to protect it--in bad times certainly, but also in good. I will help you ensure the health of those you love, yourself and, should you so choose, your community, if and when the world changes. World may come to mean your little town or the whole globe. It could change for a few days or weeks, or for a few years. It could change because of a flood, financial crisis, flu pandemic, or failure of our energy procurement, product...ion or distribution systems...'"--P.[4] of cover.

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Series
Process self-reliance series.
Subjects
Published
Port Townsend, WA : Process Media c2010.
Language
English
Physical Description
194 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-192) and index.
ISBN
9781934170113
1934170119
Main Author
Gerard S. Doyle (-)
  • Our situation
  • Where we are, how we got here, where we may be headed
  • Where we should be going
  • Preparation
  • Make your body ready
  • Functional fitness for a crash
  • Healthy habits
  • Nutritional optimization
  • Make your mind ready
  • Credentials vs. competencies
  • Acquiring knowledge and skills
  • Medical auxiliary model for sustainable health care
  • Non-traditional approaches
  • The village university
  • Make your spirit ready
  • Traits of survivors
  • Your psychological survivor kit
  • Planning
  • First Aid kits
  • Medication issues
  • Sick rooms
  • Special needs populations
  • Planning for your pets
  • Neighborhood and community analysis: Medical threat assessments
  • Suggested First Aid Items (table)
  • Preventive medicine
  • Infection control
  • Hand hygiene
  • Hot hand, cold hand
  • Cough etiquette
  • Personal protective gear
  • Sunlight
  • Ventilation
  • Social distancing
  • Waste management
  • Dealing with dead bodies
  • Management of dead bodies in a disaster
  • Health management
  • Doing it on the cheap
  • Medicine when there is no doctor
  • Medicines from nature
  • Improvised medicine : When nothing else is available
  • Ethics when there is no doctor
  • An ethic of sustainability
  • Triage
  • Security concerns
  • Death and dying in very hard times
  • Conclusion.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Provides advice on health care when modern medicine in unavailable due to either a disaster or a breakdown of society, including healthy and sustainable living, equipment and supplies, preventive measures, and ethical issues.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The fifth title in Process’ Self-Reliance series demystifies medical practices with a practical approach to twenty-first-century health and home medicine, particularly helpful in a financial downturn.When There Is No Doctor is smartly designed and full of medical tips and emergency suggestions. At a time when our health system has become particularly susceptible to strain, it should be no further than an arm’s reach away in your household.This is a book about sustainable health, primarily having to do with your health and what you can do to protect it—in bad times certainly, but also in good. I will help you ensure the health of those you love, yourself and, should you so choose, your community, if and when the world changes. World may come to mean your little town or the whole globe. It could change for a few days or weeks, or for a few years. It could change because of a flood, financial crisis, flu pandemic, or failure of our energy procurement, production or distribution systems.I will not teach you to be a lone survivalist who anticipates doing an appendectomy on himself or a loved one on the kitchen table with a steak knife and a few spoons, although I will discuss techniques of austere and improvised medicine for really hard times.Gerard S. Doyle, MD, teaches and practices emergency medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he also plans the hospital’s response to disasters.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A practical guide to twenty-first century home medicine, especially helpful during a financial downturn.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

A practical guide to twenty-first century home medicine, especially helpful during a financial downturn.