Case Study No. 7: Medical Diplomacy: U.S. Military Medicine In Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Introduction: "The case study includes a short introduction and discussion of U.S. military medical engagement in past HADR [Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief] missions and lessons learned from this employment. In addition, we review after-action reports and journal articles from medical personnel that deployed in support of HADR missions to capture their ideas and observations, with a focus on medical providers and medical planners. Moreover, we discuss U.S. military medical influences with NGOs [non-governmental organization] and other non-military partners for a perspective on the value and any potential concerns with a robust (high acuity) U.S. military medical presence during a HADR mission and any lasting effects upon demobilization. This booklet intends to inform military planners on their role in ensuring U.S. military medical response is appropriate to the needs of the affected population and sensitive to the lasting effects of a U.S. response. Finally, this case study provides an opportunity to discuss planning factors for U.S. military medical planners and their operational (line) counterparts, as well as, international partners and NGOs."

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Case Study No. 7
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