Episode: 55. Guns, culture and the physician

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55. Guns, culture and the physician
What does cultural competency have to do with guns and gun violence? And what does it have to do with future physicians? Earlier this summer on AMSA ad lib we covered gun violence as it affects the health care workplace: the hospital itself. But, of course, that isn't even the primary way that gun violence will affect physicians. There are many others, from the victims as patients to their families suffering from loss. Medical students will need to be the ones to push for change, since as physicians they will encounter the grim results of gun violence. The change may be public policy, or a community-based program. Or maybe even finding common ground with gun owners. For some insight, community and public health programming coordinator Allison Hare spoke with an expert, Dr. Daniel Webster.

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