Childhood injury an iceburg of phenomenon

Renu, G and George, Anice (2014) Childhood injury an iceburg of phenomenon. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, 13 (8). pp. 18-23. ISSN 2279-0861

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Children are the wealth of tomorrow. Nationally unintentional injuries take away the lives of more than 2000 children every day. The lifelong disabilities in children will increase the financial burden on family, community and nation. India as a developing country is experiencing a similar burden. The major areas identified in childhood injury in India are burns, falls, poisoning and drowning. This article calls the public attention on major childhood injuries of the country. The country need to pay attention on education, rehabilitation, care, legislation and article modification, for the reduction of childhood injury. This paper emphasizes the need for more researches in the community to increase the community participation in the care of children and thereby to reduce the incidence of injuries in the vulnerable pediatric population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Burns; childhood; drowning; evidence; fall; injury; poisoning.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2014 10:12
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2014 10:12

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