Journal of
Law and Conflict Resolution

  • Abbreviation: J. Law Conflict. Resolut
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9804
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLCR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 102

Full Length Research Paper

Conflict situations in emergency medical care provision

K. G. Gurevich1*, E. G. Fabrikant1 and I. A. Yakirevich2
1Moscow State University of Medicine and Density, Moscow, Russia. 2State Central Airmobile Rescue Squad of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies (Tsentrospas), Russia.
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  •  Accepted: 26 August 2010
  •  Published: 30 October 2010


There is an increasing number of emergencies both globally and in Russia particularly. Emergencies are likely to bring about complex situations that will influence the process of medical care arrangement and provision. Officers of the ministry of emergencies working abroad quite often get into conflict situations related to cultural differences. The majority of officers of the ministry of emergencies had to face various conflict situations. This being the case, the number of such situations in 2009 has remained nearly the same as in 2006. Most frequent challenges in local population outreach have been conditioned by the absence of interpreters or ignorance of a local language. Countries most frequently reported as examples of such conflicts were: Turkey, Indonesia, Iran, Algeria, Pakistan (2006), and RF, Israel, Nigeria, India, Taiwan (2009).


Key words: Ministry of Emergencies, medical care, conflict situations, emergencies.