Marshall B. Kapp, JD, MPH
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Healthcare providers ... have a ... direct role to play in educating patients and their families about the risks of firearm availability. After determining that an older adult has access to a firearm, the provider who suspects some cognitive impairment should initiate evaluation of the client and develop a plan for working with family members to confront, supervise, or exhort the older adult to relinquish access to a firearm. (10)
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In this video, Marshall B. Kapp, JD, MPH, offers additional insight into his editorial, "Geriatric Patients, Firearms, and Physicians."
Kapp MB. Geriatric Patients, Firearms, and Physicians. Ann Intern Med. ;159:421–422. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-159-5-201309030-00682
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(6):421-422.
Ethics, Geriatric Medicine, Healthcare Delivery and Policy.
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