Motor vehicle crashes are recognized as an important cause of death and disability worldwide. There is increasing knowledge of factors associated with recovery and these are largely psychosocial in nature, with some biological aspects. Some factors are potentially directly remediable while others can contribute to a risk profile. As has been developed in the workers compensation literature, risk profiling can be used as a method of developing intervention strategies. This attempts to assist recovery by avoiding excessive, inappropriate and potentially harmful treatments. Small groups of people with spinal cord injury and extremely severe traumatic brain injury require alternative strategies that are built on the same principles. Occasionally regulations or statutes can be influenced to assist recovery.
- Demonstrate knowledge of motor vehicle crash (MVC) epidemiology
- Understand the application of WHO International Classification of Functioning, and the Haddon Matrix, to MVC recovery
- Identify strategies to assist recovery (disability, pain, participation (including work) and quality of life)
- Demonstrate an ability to apply strategies to assist MVC recovery
Ian Cameron, PhD
Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine Sydney Medical School, at the University of Sydney
Ian Cameron is a clinician researcher working with people with injuries and older people. He leads an interdisciplinary research and educational unit (the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research) in the University of Sydney (Australia) Medical School. One of his major research streams is injury recovery after motor vehicle crashes.