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Citation

Pless IB. Inj. Prev. 2015; 21(4): 290.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2015, BMJ Publishing Group)

DOI

10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041669

PMID

26056394

Abstract

The paper “Can child injury prevention include healthy risk promotion?” asserts that risky play is needed to ensure ‘healthy child development’ and to avoid causing ‘serious harm’. The authors need to support these claims with scientific evidence from objective studies. Such evidence is far superior to knowledge provided by ‘pluralism’ or ‘multiple perspectives’. The debate about ‘practitioners’ wisdom being …

Pless questions the point of view that making playground equipment and surfaces safer is harmful not helpful. He counters the argument that children require engaging in risks with consequences for proper negotiation through the phases of development. The topic of risk compensation is briefly addressed.


Language: en

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