Intentional Injury Prevention Model

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Injuries are something that is preventable. It is reported that a road injury category supplies about 1.3 million people in 2015 according to WHO – which listed itself as one of the Top 10 causes of death globally1. Injuries can further be divided into unintentional and intentional. Unintentional injuries are mainly due to unplanned or unforeseen injuries but most importantly without any intention to do so. It usually occurs in a short period of time within seconds or minutes. One of the many most common unintentional injuries includes road traffic crashes, falls, burns and drowning. Intentional injury refers to injuries that are with purpose, usually created or caused by oneself or by others on victims. Examples include child abuse, suicide, self-harm and consuming poison. Furthermore, the injuries can be further categorized into severity, the mechanism of injury, nature of injury and so much more depending on the perspective. Thus, it has been alerted that a common ground of injury prevention must be sought in other to prevent any hazards because the consequences of injuries would lead to huge amounts of disabilities especially in the very young and elderly population. Plus, rehabilitation efforts require further funding. The Haddon Matrix is one of the most commonly used injury prevention model. It is introduced in 1968 by Dr. William Haddon. It…show more content…
One key example of success in injury control is via the implementation of seatbelts and helmets to road traffic users which reduces the amounts of injuries and death in trauma of the road users. Injuries are preventable disease and the integration of all principles is needed to ensure that injuries are successfully prevented. Dr Haddon may have provided with a good countermeasure method but there are also other methods and principles that can be used and further integrated in the same

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