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Injury Prevention and Public Health Practical Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies

ISBN-10: 076373392X
ISBN-13: 9780763733926
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $189.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 10/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 495
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.608
Language: English

Injury Prevention and Public Health: Practical Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies, Second Edition presents the complex nature of injuries and violence but provides this information in a highly comprehensible manner. Aiding this composition, each self-contained chapter begins with "what this chapter is about" and ends with appropriate conclusions. This thorough revision combines injury prevention research with a public health practice perspective to provide an initiative to develop and implement successful injury prevention programs. The authors' devotion to advocacy for the prevention of injuries, both unintentional and intentional, makes this title an essential read for both public health students and public health professionals.

About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Magnitude, Concepts, and Epidemiology of Unintentional and Intentional Injury
The Importance of the Injury Problem: Magnitude, Cost, and Preventability
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
Magnitude
Costs
Preventability
Conclusion
Conceptual and Historical Underpinnings of Injury and Injury Prevention
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
High Points in the Conceptual Evolution of Injury
Injury Biomechanics
Injury Prevention
Intent
Conclusion
Overview of Landmark Injury Prevention, US, 1937-2004
Epidemiology of Injury
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
What Is Epidemiology?
Data
Methodology
Selecting a Study Design
Conclusion
External Cause of Injury Mortality (ICD-9)
External Cause of Injury Mortality (ICD-10)
Unintentional Injury
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
Motor Vehicle Injuries
Falls
Poisonings
Fires and Burns
Drowning
Asphyxiation
Sports and Recreational Injuries
Occupational Injury
Conclusion
Injury-Related Year 2010 Objectives: Unintentional Injury Prevention
Intentional Injury
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
Self-Inflicted Violence
Homicide
Nonfatal Assaultive Violence
Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault
Child Abuse
Elder Abuse
The Interrelationship of Types of Violence
Epidemiology
Approaches to Solutions
Conclusion
Injury-Related Year 2010 Objectives: Violence and Abuse Prevention
Basic Concepts of Injury Prevention
Injury Prevention: General Principles
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
General Principles of Injury Prevention
Implementation
Conclusion
Injury Prevention: Educational Strategies
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
Conceptual Principles
Techniques for Educating and Persuading
Who Are We Educating?
When and How to Use Educational Strategies: A Balanced Approach
Evaluating Results
Conclusion
Injury Prevention: Environmental Modification
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
Modifying the Environment
Examples
The Role of Public Health Professionals
Conclusion
Injury Prevention: The Role of Law
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
The Number and Variety of Injury Prevention Laws
State Police Power
Federal Authority
The Nature of Injury Prevention Laws
Validity of Injury Prevention Laws
Other Objections to Injury Prevention Laws
Public Health Practitioners and the Law
Tort Law
Conclusion
Practical Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies
Injury Prevention: The Role of Public Agencies
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
The State Players
The Federal Players
Conclusion
Developing a Public Health Agency Injury Program: A Systems Approach
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
Getting On The Agenda
Starting Up: The Importance of the Lead Agency
Critical Factors
Conclusion
Developing a State Injury Prevention Plan: The Process
Injury Surveillance: A 10-Step Plan
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
What Data Do You Need?
Define the Objectives for the Injury Surveillance System
Form a Data Committee
Identify Existing Data Sources
Determine the Strengths and Limitations of Each Data Source
Conduct Preliminary Data Analysis
Reevaluate Objectives for the Surveillance System Based on Steps 3 through 5
Consider Linking Information from Existing Data Sources
Perform Validation Studies to Evaluate the Injury Surveillance System
Develop a Dissemination Plan for Sharing Data
The Surveillance to Action and Funding
Conclusion
An Injury Surveillance Example
Real World Evaluation Techniques
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
Evaluation Steps
Constraints on "Perfect" Evaluation
Conclusion
An Evaluation Case Study
Injury Prevention: Opportunities and Barriers
What This Chapter Is About
Introduction
Funding Limitations
Organizational Difficulties
Turf Battles
Scientists, Policymakers, and Myths
Economic and Political Aspects of Injury Prevention
Sustainability of Injury Prevention Programs
Advocacy
Communicating With Lawmakers
Examples
Conclusion
Conclusion
Injury-Related Web Sites
Index

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