Christine Laine, MD, MPH; Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD
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Steven Kulback MD, FACP
Alabama Internal Medicine
January 21, 2018
To the Editor:In the December 19 issue of the Annals, Drs. Laine and Taichman recommend finding a way to have a conversation with our patients about guns. I have found a very effective way to initiate such a conversation with my patients who have firearms – I leave my latest copy of The American Rifleman in the exam room. I have had some very interesting talks with my patients about our favorite pistols, time at the firing range and the use of firearms for hunting and for self-defense. We also talk about firearm safety and safe storage. Those not interested in guns just ignore the magazine and look at People or Southern Living instead.Steven Kulback, MD, FACP
Laine C, Taichman DB. The Health Care Professional's Pledge: Protecting Our Patients From Firearm Injury. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 17 October 2017]167:892–893. doi: 10.7326/M17-2714
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2017;167(12):892-893.
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