An emergency medicine approach to violence throughout the life cycle

Robert L. Muelleman, John Reuwer, Tracy G. Sanson, Lowell Gerson, Bert Woolard, Arthur H. Yancy, Edward Bernstein

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Abstract

This document by the SAEM Public Health and Education Committee outlines the public health impact of interpersonal violence as it pertains to acute emergency care. This paper provides an overview of violence through the life cycle (i.e., child abuse, youth violence, intimate violence, and elderly abuse). It also makes specific recommendations regarding the role emergency physicians can play in reducing violence through medical education, research, surveillance, public education, advocacy, and clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)708-715
Number of pages8
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Volume3
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1996

Keywords

  • SAEM position paper
  • injury
  • special contribution
  • trauma
  • violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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