Gun violence continues to be a major health care issue. What can physicians and other health care providers do to reduce firearms-related violence? Host Dr. Maurice Pickard welcomes Dr. David Fleming, the 2014-2015 President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation's largest medical specialty organization. Dr Fleming discusses the ACP's new policy paper, Reducing Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths in the United States, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. This paper offers strategies to address the societal, health care, and regulatory barriers to reducing firearms-related violence, injuries, and deaths in the United States.
Dr. Fleming is Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, where he also serves as Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Director of the MU Center for Health Ethics.