Location location location: the importance of injury location

As part of the firearms special issue, author Brianna Mills has contributed this blog post that articulates with her brief report Firearm assault injuries by residence and injury occurrence location. Brianna Mills is a Research Scientist at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Washington in the United States. Dr. Mills […]

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“Lock to Live” for firearm safety: A tool for patient-centered injury prevention

  As part of the firearms special issue, author Emmy Betz, MD, MPH (Twitter: @EmmyBetz) has contributed this blog post that articulates with her original article “Lock to Live”: Development of a firearm storage decision aid to enhance lethal means counseling and prevent suicide   “Are there usually firearms in or near your home?” This […]

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Preventing Firearm Suicide through the Social Ecological Model

As part of the firearms special issue, authors Adelyn Allchin, Vicka Chaplin, and Josh Horwitz have contributed this blog post that articulates with their Special Feature Limiting Access to Lethal Means Applying the Social Ecological Model for Firearm Suicide Prevention. Adelyn Allchin, MPH – Adelyn Allchin is the Senior Director of Public Health and Policy […]

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Saving children’s lives: The Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge

  Authors: Margie Peden, Prasanthi Puvanachandra, Dave Elseroad, Ennada Lagouit, Judy Fleiter   According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries claim more than 1.35 million lives each year, injure and disable millions more and have a huge impact on victims, families, communities and governments. Road traffic deaths are particularly frequent among children accounting […]

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Kudos: helping you communicate your work

Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash   Without dissemination, research has no impact.  Kudos was developed to help researchers ensure their publications get found, read and cited in a world of information overload.    The BMJ has partnered with Kudos to provide authors with a way to share your published work that tracks distribution, shows impact, and stays within reuse policies. […]

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Rearview reflections: the role of perspective, context, and transparency in research

[Sheree Bekker] In this blog post, physiotherapist Tracy Blake, shares some key insights from both her injury prevention research and her experiences conducting research. In doing so, she shares some valuable considerations and implications.  Tracy Blake is a physiotherapist with over 12 years experience in the sport, orthopaedics, and acute inpatient settings, including working with […]

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