The epidemic of intentional injury continues to be a leading cause of premature death in America. The ravages of violence are particularly devastating within the minority community. With this position paper from the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association (the country's oldest and largest organization of minority physicians), a group of trauma surgeons and surgical intensivists resolve to focus on underused violence prevention opportunities and to extend their spheres of influence beyond the walls of their institutions and emphasize violence prevention activities.
Cornwell EE, Jacobs D, Walker M, Jacobs L, Porter J, Fleming A, Britt LD, Henderson V, Cason F, Morgan A, Davis K, Cunningham P, Tate J, Smalls N, Dove D, Bynoe R, Brathwaite CEM, Stain S, Campbell AR, Kirton O, Sterling-Scott R, Duncan AO, Angus LD, Goins W, Mezghebe H, Siram SM, Henry S. National Medical Association Surgical Section Position Paper on Violence PreventionA Resolution of Trauma Surgeons Caring for Victims of Violence. JAMA. 1995;273(22):1788-1789. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03520460070038