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June 14, 1995

Physician, Heal Thyself—Then Aid Abused Women

JAMA. 1995;273(22):1744-1745. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03520460026025

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Abstract

UNFORTUNATELY, there was no shortage of topics for the second annual conference of Physicians for a Violence-Free Society, which met in Washington, DC. The conference, Violence in America: Rx: An Ounce of Prevention, featured speakers who presented research findings and discussed issues concerning a broad range of public health problems related to the epidemic of violence in the United States.

Included in the program were discussions on the epidemiology of violence among young perpetrators and victims; the role of alcohol and other drugs in violent behavior; a prospective study of the effects of childhood abuse and neglect on future behavior; a clinical guide to assess dangerousness; and strategies to help healers cope with stress from dealing with the effects of violence.

One of the more provocative papers was presented by Carol Warshaw, MD, who challenged physicians to look for obstacles within themselves that stand in the way of providing quality

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