gun violence

Addressing gun violence in America

After the latest mass shooting, my nurse colleague and I disagreed about what needs to be done to address gun violence. What guidance does the Code of Ethics…

Costs of gun violence identified

From 2006 to 2014, the cost of initial hospitalizations for firearm-related injuries averaged $734.6 million per year, according to a study in the American Journal of Public Health.…

Gun violence: A public health issue

Nurses have a key role to play. Lillee GelinasThe Healthy Nurse feature this month focuses on healthcare’s role in reducing gun violence (see Healthcare’s role in reducing gun…

Guns and nurses

The ambush shootings in downtown Dallas last July, which killed five police officers and wounded seven other people, cast a spotlight on gun violence yet again. This and other…

Mass shootings, mental health, and nursing

The day after the horrific mass shooting incident at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, I began my undergraduate nursing lecture with a piece on mass shootings. I…

The role of nurses in firearm safety

Theoretical debates about gun violence disappear within the realities of practice: the emergency department (ED) nurse supporting a family who’s lost a loved one to suicide, the surgical…

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