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dc.contributor.authorMacKenzie, Sara-
dc.contributor.otherTran, Viet-
dc.contributor.otherHamilton, Suzanne-
dc.contributor.otherEdmonds, Michael-
dc.contributor.otherBrichko, Lisa-
dc.identifier.citationEmerg Med Australas. 2016 Dec;28(6):735-738en_US
dc.description.abstractAlcohol is deeply woven into the social fabric of Australia and New Zealand. It is a symbol of celebration, a palatable pleasure, embedded within our sense of identity and, for some, it is a refuge from adversity. With excess, a pervasive toxicity manifests. This is evidenced by alcohol's contribution to major causes of death, especially among teens, and contributing to twice as many deaths as seen from road accidents.[1, 2] Such attribution is not isolated to Australasia, with alcohol-related harm ranking as the third leading cause of disability in high-income countries.[3] To emergency service providers, the consequences are evident, and has provided motivation to assist governments to legislate change.[4-6] The collateral damage from such harm has also been well documented, affecting not only the patient and their families, but also the emergency workers who are often in the direct line of fire.[6] Given the wide ranging impact of alcohol-related harm, it is essential that the drive to change is not reliant on select individuals, economists or politicians, but comes from the entire emergency community, and society at large. Despite highlighting violence as a significant hazard for ED staff nearly two decades ago, there has been little progress in reducing its incidence. This is a multifactorial issue that needs greater attention. Strategies such as tailored department design, communication techniques, increasing security presence or issuing fines for behaviour partially address staff safety and violence in the ED, but do not address the significant contribution of alcohol.[45, 46] It is the imperative of emergency clinicians to champion a new, more responsible era in alcohol culture.en_US
dc.subjectAlcohol-Related Harmen_US
dc.subjectAlcohol-Related Violenceen_US
dc.subjectAustralian National Drug Strategy Household Surveyen_US
dc.subjectAlcohol Consumptionen_US
dc.subjectBinge Drinkersen_US
dc.subjectAlcohol-Affected Patientsen_US
dc.subjectDuty of Careen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Departmentsen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Department Staffen_US
dc.subjectED Staffen_US
dc.subjectPrevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth programmeen_US
dc.subjectPARTY Programmeen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Department, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.subjectCritical Care Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.titleEmergency departments and alcohol: the perpetual hangover.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleEmergency Medicine Australasiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesEmergency Department, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesSchool of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesEmergency Department, Peninsula Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesEmergency Department, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealanden_US
dc.description.affiliatesEmergency Department, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesEmergency and Trauma Centre, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.type.studyortrialNarrative Reviewsen_US
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