American Journal of Health Research

Special Issue

Medical Education in Emergency

  • Submission Deadline: 30 September 2016
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Mayssoon Dashash
About This Special Issue
Higher education which is likely to be engaged with disaster situations and human conflicts has a responsibility to develop the capacity to prepare, mitigate, and respond to catastrophic events to minimise the economic and social damage that may result in society.

Medical education aims to supply society with a knowledgeable, skilled and up-to-date cadre of professionals who put patient care above self- interest and develop their expertise over the course of lifelong career.

Medical education in emergency is a vital means of providing undergraduate, postgraduate academic staff and health professionals with insights into the purpose of educational programme undertaken in medical schools located in vulnerable areas and the way that should be organized to meet population demands. It addresses the social responsibility and accountability, the role of knowledge base and professional values in which health services are disturbed.

Taking into account the increased number of human conflicts, disasters worldwide and the evidence from past events that demonstrate the poor preparation of health professionals to cope in these catastrophic circumstances, a special issue about medical education in emergency would be of great importance to all stakeholders to effectively respond to emergencies reducing the threat posed by hazards, and the impact of disasters.

This issue will provide insights into medical curriculum to be planned, teaching, learning and assessment methods to be adopted in fragile contexts, training courses to be developed to equip health professionals to prepare adequate policies and provide sufficient emergency supplies.

Aims and Scope:

1. Aims, objectives of educational programmes, competencies and technologies required for conflicts and disaster preparedness.
2. Community-oriented curricula and curriculum design in fragile context.
3. Teaching, Learning and assessment methods to be adopted in emergency.
4. Integrating social and psychological issues in medical education in emergency.
5. Integrating information and communication technology in emergency.
6. Mentoring and student support in emergency.
7. Clinical teaching in emergency.
8. Ambulatory care teaching in conflicts and disasters.
9. Staff development and capacity building for health professions education in emergency.
10. Professionalism in emergency
11. Short and fast production of medical workforce for emergency.
12. Communication skills training
13. Social responsibility of medical schools in conflicts and crisis.
14. Cases studies and lesson learned from previous catastrophic events.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Mayssoon Dashash

    Faculty of Dentistry, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria

Guest Editors
  • Sevgi Kesici

    Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Medical Faculty, Giresun university, Giresun, Turkey

  • Sridharan Sathasivam

    Directorate Healthcare Quality & Safety, Ministry of Health, Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Abhinav Parakh

    Department of Public Health Dentistry, Rungta College of Dental Sciences and Research, Bhilai, India

  • Dnyaneshwar Jadhav

    Department of Kaychikitsa, Seth Govindji Raoji Ayurved Medical College, Solapur, India

  • Varun Menon. P

    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kerala University of Health Science, Thrissur, India

  • Lubna Alkrad

    Department of Pediatric dentistry, Faculty Of Dentistry, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria

Published Articles
  • CRISIS Criteria for Effective Continuous Education in Traumatic Dental Injuries During Syrian Crisis

    Mayssoon Dashash , Khaled Omar

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6-1, November 2016
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 25 December 2015
    Accepted: 25 December 2015
    Published: 27 August 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040601.11
    Abstract: The ongoing violence, accidents, and increased number of school leavers because of the current situation in Syria have increased the number of cases with traumatic dental injuries (TDI) with no or limited data estimating the exact prevalence of the problem. Delivering immediate and appropriate care might be a challenge for clinicians, and providing... Show More
  • Gunshot injuries

    Abdul Kareem Khalil , Mai Issa Sulieman

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6-1, November 2016
    Pages: 7-11
    Received: 29 March 2016
    Accepted: 4 July 2016
    Published: 27 August 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040601.12
    Abstract: This clinical study was carried out to evaluate the effect of gunshot injuries in the mandibular-facial region caused by modern weapons that are used in the current Syrian crisis, to evaluate the probability of injuries of specific sections of the Syrian society in these injuries more than any section and the extent of its effect on them. Twenty cl... Show More
  • A Critical Analysis and a Suggested Reform of Psychiatric Curricula in Medical Faculties During Syrian Crisis

    Youssef Latifeh , Mayssoon Dashash

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6-1, November 2016
    Pages: 12-18
    Received: 8 July 2016
    Accepted: 9 July 2016
    Published: 27 August 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040601.13
    Abstract: Recent research shows that secondary consequences of war on family, social, and economic life are important predictors of psychological outcomes. Post traumatic stress disorders PTSDs have been found to increase dramatically during war as they are psychological responses to intense traumatic events, particularly which threaten life. Syria is facing... Show More