Health in Disasters: A Science and Technology Studies Practicum for Medical Students and Healthcare Professionals

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August 10, 2018

Critical Commentary

This handbook was published in response to the Fukushima disaster in 2011. 

From the Acknowledgements:

"This STS handbook has been produced as the result of several technical meetings at IAEA in Vienna, Austria, that gathered international experts and Japanese medical doctors who have been involved at the frontline of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident to respond to medical emergencies. Through a series of intense discussions with these concerned Japanese physicians and scientists, and in consultation with a panel of experts in social sciences, the participants of the meeting reached the conclusion that only a multidisciplinary STS approach could help in addressing a complex situation such as the Fukushima Daiichi accident."

This artifact is part of a PECE essay on Kim Fortun, who authored Chapter 7 of the handbook: Learning across Disaster: Rebuilding Health.



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