The challenges of developing a trauma system for Indigenous people

The challenges of developing a trauma system for Indigenous people Journal Article

Injury

  • Author(s): Plani, Frank, Carson, Phil
  • Published: 2008
  • Volume: 39
  • ISBN: 0020-1383

Abstract: Trauma systems have been shown to provide the best trauma care for injured patients. A trauma system developed for Indigenous people should take into account many factors including geographical remoteness and cultural diversity. Indigenous people suffer from a significant intentional and non-intentional burden of injury, often greater than non-Indigenous populations, and a public health approach in dealing with trauma can be adopted. This includes transport issues, prevention and control of intentional violence, cultural sensitization of health providers, community emergency responses, community rehabilitation and improving resilience. The ultimate aim is to decrease the trauma burden through a trauma system with which indigenous people can fully identify.

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Plani, Frank, Carson, Phil, 2008, The challenges of developing a trauma system for Indigenous people, Volume:39, Journal Article, viewed 10 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3934.

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