Doctors gather at a summit against gun violence in DC

Gun violence takes a massive toll on the U.S. healthcare system and medical professionals. To discuss how, hosts Kelly and JJ were joined by Dr. Christine Petrin and Dr. Babak Sarani, who shed light on this pressing issue. Together, we delve into the emotional and physical ramifications of gun violence, illustrating the need for comprehensive care through a heartbreaking story of a patient who was treated for gunshot wounds on multiple occassions and eventually killed.

We also underline the importance of discussing safe gun storage and the critical role of physicians in conversations about safety. Shifting the narrative, Dr. Petrin and Dr. Sarani share the ups and downs of their journey to create training resources for medical professionals on how to talk about gun safety.

Further reading:
Gun Violence Prevention strives to create a safer and healthier community by reducing the incidence of gun violence and its impact on individuals, families, and society as a whole. (Doctors for America)
Stop filling our Trauma Centers with your thoughts and prayers. (#ThisIsOurLane)
#ThisIsOurLane — Firearm Safety as Health Care’s Highway (the New England Journal of Medicine)
This Is Our Lane: Mobilizing the Medical Community (Brady)
Doctors and hospitals can help prevent gun deaths. (Association of American Medical Colleges)
How Doctors Suffer from America's Gun Violence Problem (Time)


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