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Gun Violence and it’s Impact on Healthcare

“Gun Violence and its Impact on Healthcare,” a panel discussion featuring Dr. Therese Richmond and other experts from the University of Pennsylvania, examines the devastating effect of gun violence in America and its enduring impact on health and healthcare. The discussion was hosted by Curetalks.com.

June 07, 2021
Dr. Therese Richmond
Dr. Therese RichmondUniversity of Pennsylvania

In the United States, there are over 100 gun deaths each day and about 38,000 each year. Despite the number of deaths, lingering health impacts from gunshot wounds, and the psychological impact a gun death or injury can have on a household or community, gun violence is framed as a political or criminal justice issue rather than a health issue. There is a great need to reframe gun violence as a health and public health issue, not just a political one.

Panelists include:

  • Therese S. Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation at Penn Nursing
  • Dr. Zaffer A Qasim, MBBS, FRCEM, FRCPC(EM), EDIC, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the department of Emergency Medicine at Perelman School of Medicine
  • Dr. Chidinma C. Nwakanma, MD, Penn Medicine physician and Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


Watch the full discussion below:

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