Gun Violence & Physicians
Gun Violence and Physicians: What you need to know was developed after the shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs. The goal is for participants to walk away from the class understanding the large-scale extent of the problem, the mental impact on both the patient and the physician, how to evaluate the risk of a patient, what happens when a bullet hits the body, and how you can appropriately use your voice as a physician. We understand that this is an issue that garners strong opinions, and our intent is to avoid wading into the political debate regarding firearms. Rather, we want to educate future healthcare professionals about a public health concern that students will encounter during their medical careers.