Boozing's shock toll revealed
The article also has the potential to be included in discussions about the impact of the use of alcohol by young people on the community in SOSE. There is the potential to discuss the ramifications of a person's death extending far beyond the effect it has on the immediate family that has suffered the loss.
Discussions within the class would include the difference between
acute and chronic effects. It would also be necessary to talk
about the way the data have been represented. The researchers
have reported in person-years of life lost annually as opposed
to the number of deaths. Does this have a dehumanising effect
on the data and is this necessary to make evident the full impact
of the problem on the whole community?
(Written by Noleine Fitzallen, BTeach student, University of
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