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Domestic and Family Violence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

By Injury Matters • May 20th, 2020

Domestic and family violence can be experienced by any Western Australian, however many Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) community members, including; recent arrivals, international students, immigrants and refugee women, can face additional challenges in addressing violence. Additionally, women from CaLD backgrounds are less likely than other groups of women to report domestic violence. To raisemore…

Domestic and Family Violence Response Training

By Injury Matters • May 18th, 2020

COVID-19 is impacting the Western Australian community in a variety of ways, including influencing the incidence of injury. To raise awareness around the impact of COVID-19 on the prevalence of family and domestic violence and to increase health professional’s knowledge of how they can support someone they are concerned about, Injury Matters delivered a Domestic and Family Violence Response Webinar on Maymore…

Quad-bike, sport and recreation, and domestic and family violence related admissions to Royal Perth Hospital, 2010-2019

By Injury Matters • March 3rd, 2020

The Royal Perth Hospital Trauma Registry collects data regarding trauma patients who present to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment within seven days of obtaining an injury. The East Metropolitan Health Service regularly monitor the data collated within the Registry and produce injury topic-specific summary reports. Royal Perth Hospital have recently produced three reports, summarising tenmore…

Injury deaths in Australia in 2016-17

By Injury Matters • December 4th, 2019

Injury deaths in Australia 2016-17 The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently released a report regarding the incidence of injury deaths in Australia, “Trends in injury deaths, Australia, 1999–00 to 2016–17”. The report found that injury was the cause of 8.2% of all deaths in Australia in 2016-17 (n=13,144). From 1999-00 to 2016-17more…

WA Causes of Death in 2018

By Injury Matters • October 8th, 2019

Twenty-eight more Western Australians died due to injury in 2018, compared to 2017. The injury areas that experienced the highest increase in deaths in 2018 included “other accidental threats to breathing” (1,300% increase, n=28 vs n=2), “exposure to inanimate mechanical forces” (133% increase, n=7 vs n=2) and “assault” (109% increase, n=46 vs n=22).

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