Effects of war: moral knowledge, revenge, reconciliation, and medicalised concepts of "recovery"

2002Derek Summerfield

Western health professionals and the public have a misguided image of war and its aftermath that is often far removed from the actual experience of non-westernised societies. A British psychiatrist looks at the effects of war and at the belief that the emotional reactions of victims of war should be modified.

Key wordsarmed conflict / children / reconciliation / trauma