Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention by Lynda S. Doll (ed.), Sandra E. Bonzo (ed.), David A. Sleet

By Lynda S. Doll (ed.), Sandra E. Bonzo (ed.), David A. Sleet (ed.), James A. Mercy (ed.)

Accidents kill and maim thousands every year, and heavily influence the lives of numerous family. but until eventually lately they’ve been thought of a random, basic a part of existence. combating accidents, however, calls for not just potent communique with the general public, but in addition a competent framework for growing and comparing appropriate interventions.

The instruction manual of harm and Violence Preventionis the 1st publication to deal with either halves of this problem, reviewing evidence-based intervention courses intensive so execs can establish winning, promising, and useless (and very likely damaging) prevention thoughts. Over fifty specialists current the present panorama of intervention tools - from chance aid to rethinking social norms — as they tackle one of the most well-known kinds of unintended and violent harm, in addition to rising areas.

This twin specialise in intervention and alertness makes the guide a bedrock textual content for pros desirous about offering or dealing with prevention courses. Its what-works-now technique supplies it specific application within the graduate lecture room, and researchers will enjoy the severe cognizance paid to wisdom gaps within the box. it's a significant source for any reader devoted to lowering the variety of incidents simply ready to occur.

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5. UNINTENTIONAL INJURY PREVENTIVE INTERVENTIONS Historically, unintentional injuries have been considered an unavoidable fact of life. Even today, the occurrence of such injuries is commonly attributed to luck or fate. However, the high public health burden resulting from unintentional injuries has prompted epidemiologists and behavioral scientists to study their underlying causal factors in an attempt to develop effective means of prevention. Although there had been isolated efforts to reduce the injury risks from events such as motor-vehicle crashes, it was not until 1949 that unintentional injuries were first comprehensively addressed from a public health perspective (Gordon, 1949), and this approach has been remarkably successful in reducing injury risks (CDC, 2005).

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Doll et al. 8. OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK This book was written for practitioners and researchers who expressed a need for a volume that synthesized the state of the science in unintentional injury and violence prevention. Part I provides an overview of the epidemiology and costs of injury and violence and the concepts and definitions of preventive interventions. The chapters in Part II, “Effective and Promising Interventions,” provide detailed reviews of the scientific literature on unintentional injury and violence prevention interventions, identifying those with strong evidence, those that are promising, and those with little or even negative evidence related to their effectiveness.

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