Title

A Resolution of Trauma Surgeons Caring for Victims of Violence

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-14-1995

Abstract

The epidemic of intentional injury continues to be a leading cause of premature death in America. The ravages of violence are particularly devastating within the minority community. With this position paper from the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association (the country's oldest and largest organization of minority physicians), a group of trauma surgeons and surgical intensivists resolve to focus on underused violence prevention opportunities and to extend their spheres of influence beyond the walls of their institutions and emphasize violence prevention activities.

(JAMA. 1995;273:1788-1789)

Comments

This is a National Medical Association Surgical Section Position Paper on Violence Prevention.