Opening the Door to a Discussion on Gun Safety

Katherine E. M. Hoops
2021 JAMA Health Forum  
Counseling patients on health risks and behaviors is a core competency for all clinicians. Patients are frequently presented with questionnaires assessing their use of seatbelts or the presence of stairs in their homes to help facilitate these discussions-encouraging patients to use appropriate safety seats for children or preventing falls for older adults. The same should be true for firearm safety, given that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 40 000 people die
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doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1586 pmid:36218709 fatcat:fbc5k3gxwvhwhdwys65e4ai7ci