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Injury prevention in Australian indigenous communities

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Injury prevention in Indigenous communities in Australia is a continuing national challenge, with Indigenous fatality rates due to injury three times higher than the general population. Suicide and transport are the leading causes of injury mortality, and assault, transport and falls the primary causes of injury morbidity. Addressing the complex range of injury problems in disadvantaged Indigenous communities requires considerable work in building or enhancing existing capacity of communities to address local safety issues. Poor data, lack of funding and absence of targeted programs are some of the issues that impede injury prevention activities. Traditional approaches to injury prevention can be used to highlight key areas of need, however adaptations are needed in keeping with Indigenous peoples' holistic approach to health, linked to land and linked to community in order to address the complex spiritual, emotional and social determinants of Indigenous injury.

Authors


  •   Ivers, Rebecca Q. (external author)
  •   Clapham, Kathleen F.
  •   Senserrick, Teresa (external author)
  •   Lyford, Marilyn (external author)
  •   Stevenson, Mark (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Ivers, R., Clapham, K., Senserrick, T., Lyford, M. & Stevenson, M. (2008). Injury prevention in Australian indigenous communities. Injury: International Journal of the Care of the Injured, 39 (Supplement 5), S61-S67.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-58149131352

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/2014

Start Page


  • S61

End Page


  • S67

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • Supplement 5

Abstract


  • Injury prevention in Indigenous communities in Australia is a continuing national challenge, with Indigenous fatality rates due to injury three times higher than the general population. Suicide and transport are the leading causes of injury mortality, and assault, transport and falls the primary causes of injury morbidity. Addressing the complex range of injury problems in disadvantaged Indigenous communities requires considerable work in building or enhancing existing capacity of communities to address local safety issues. Poor data, lack of funding and absence of targeted programs are some of the issues that impede injury prevention activities. Traditional approaches to injury prevention can be used to highlight key areas of need, however adaptations are needed in keeping with Indigenous peoples' holistic approach to health, linked to land and linked to community in order to address the complex spiritual, emotional and social determinants of Indigenous injury.

Authors


  •   Ivers, Rebecca Q. (external author)
  •   Clapham, Kathleen F.
  •   Senserrick, Teresa (external author)
  •   Lyford, Marilyn (external author)
  •   Stevenson, Mark (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Ivers, R., Clapham, K., Senserrick, T., Lyford, M. & Stevenson, M. (2008). Injury prevention in Australian indigenous communities. Injury: International Journal of the Care of the Injured, 39 (Supplement 5), S61-S67.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-58149131352

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/2014

Start Page


  • S61

End Page


  • S67

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • Supplement 5