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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Damien John
dc.contributor.authorDonnelly, Peter Duncan
dc.identifier.citationWilliams , D J & Donnelly , P D 2014 , ' Is violence a disease? Situating violence prevention in public health practice ' , Public Health , vol. 128 , no. 11 , pp. 960-967 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 158807576
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dc.description.abstractThe paper provides a review of some of the thoughts, ideas, and opinions that pervade the public health literature concerning how to classify or conceptualise violence. It is argued that violence transcends classic distinctions between communicable and non-communicable diseases, distinguishes itself from the discipline of injury control, and is influenced by wider, social determinants. Through a discussion of these varied perspectives it is concluded that a fourth revolution in public health is needed – a ‘change in scope’ revolution – that recognizes the influence of social justice, economics, and globalization in the aetiology of premature death and ill health, into which violence fits. However, rather than be shackled by debates of definition or classification, it is important that public health acknowledges the role it can play in preventing violence through policy and practice, and takes unified action.
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dc.subjectSocial determinantsen
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.subjectSDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutionsen
dc.titleIs violence a disease? Situating violence prevention in public health practiceen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child & Adolescent Health Policyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Public Health Groupen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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