Engagement and Leadership in Firearm-Related Violence Prevention: The Role of the Pediatric Hospitalist

Alyssa H Silver, Annie L Andrews, Gabriella Azzarone, Priti Bhansali, Elizabeth Hjelmseth, Alexander H Hogan, Katherine M O'Connor, Noé Romo, Kavita Parikh
2020 Hospital Pediatrics  
Gun violence is a US public health crisis. Approximately 7000 children are hospitalized each year because of firearm-related injuries. As pediatric hospitalists, we are poised to address this crisis, whether we care directly for patients who are victims of gun violence. In this article, we aim to provide practical tools and opportunities for pediatric hospitalists to address the epidemic of gun safety and gun violence prevention, including specifics related to the inpatient setting. We provide
more » ... etting. We provide a framework to act within 4 domains: clinical care, advocacy, education and research.
doi:10.1542/hpeds.2019-0327 pmid:32366383 fatcat:bhcfw5xfsjauxmetxfhdd2tgr4