PSY 104 Preventing Injuries - Handout 2

PSY 104 Preventing Injuries - Handout 2 - Objectives...

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Preventing Injuries Q UIN 1 Objectives • Evaluate the origins of unintentional and intentional injuries • Develop strategies to prevent these injuries 2 • Develop programs to prevent homicide, spousal abuse, child abuse, and youth violence Introduction • If you are in your twenties, or close to being, greatest risk to your health is the possibility of injury Most frequent cause of death in this 3 • Most frequent cause of death in this age group •4 th leading cause for all people in the US Injury • Unintentional – Accidents – No forethought 4 • Intentional – Homicide, murder, violence, and suicide – Pre meditation Unintentional Injuries • Major cause of mortality and morbidity • Relatively neglected until recently • Effective injury prevention could be 5 significant for public health • Behavioral scientist role is vital – Most injuries have behavioral component Unintentional Injuries • Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans below the age of 45 • Children Mt h il h d i f i 6 – Motor vehicle crashes, drowning, fires, pedestrian deaths • Adolescents
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Etiology • Notice that we have omitted accidents and motor vehicle accidents • Accidents are random and can not be prevented 7 • There are identifiable causes to most MVC • Unintentional distinguishes recklessness Risk Factors for Injuries •Age – Young children are ill-equipped to protect
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY 104 taught by Professor Lefbvre during the Fall '09 term at Wofford.

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