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The management of threatened hanging and near hanging: A unique feature of remote area emergency care

Ellis, Isabelle (2007). The management of threatened hanging and near hanging: A unique feature of remote area emergency care. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal,10(4):164-168.

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Title The management of threatened hanging and near hanging: A unique feature of remote area emergency care
Author Ellis, Isabelle
Journal Name Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1574-6267   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-36549089089
Start Page 164
End Page 168
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Summary

Hanging is one of the commonest methods of suicide. It is an expression of despair and powerlessness. Young Australian Indigenous men from remote communities are over represented in the suicide statistics and the care provided to them when they are expressing suicide ideation or have a near hanging injury in most cases is inadequate. Discussion The national recommendations for the management of alcohol-related problems in Indigenous primary care do not reflect the national reality. This article proposes that Australia is developing an underclass in remote Australia where the life chances of remote Indigenous people are being compromised by the lack of access to appropriate primary health care services, education and employment opportunities and that young men are communicating their despair both in life and death. Conclusion Improving the rates of suicide amongst young remote Indigenous men requires more than adequate resuscitation.
Keywords Remote
Indigenous
Near hanging
Suicide
Poverty
Social class
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aenj.2007.08.002   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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