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California Public Opinion On Health Professionals Talking With Patients About Firearms

Pallin, R., Charbonneau, A., Wintemute, G.J., et al.
Health Affairs, 2019

Public opinion on whether or not health professionals should discuss firearm safety with their patients varies. This study using data from the 2018 California Safety and Wellbeing Survey found that most Californians felt that firearm safety discussions with health professionals could be useful in some instances, particularly for patients with risk factors for firearm-related harm.


Safe Storage Infographic

Print this handout on safe firearm storage and send it home with patients

Resource type: PDF
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Breaking Through Barriers: The Emerging Role of Healthcare Provider Training Programs in Firearm Suicide Prevention

An overview of barriers and recommendations on lethal means safety training for clinicians.

Peer-Reviewed Article

Preventing Suicide Through Better Firearm Safety Policy in the United States

Swanson, J. W.
Psychiatric Services., 2020.

This article summarizes arguments for several recommended statutory modifications to firearm restrictions at the state level for suicide prevention.

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Suicide risk and firearm ownership and storage behavior in a large military sample

Anestis, M. D., Bandel, S. L., Butterworth, S. E.,
Psychiatry Research., 2020.

An examination of firearm storage and suicide risk in a large nonclinical sample of military service members.

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Who are the owners of firearms used in adolescent suicides?

Johnson, R. M., Barber, C., Azrael, D., et al.
Suicide & life-threatening behavior, 2010

A report on the source of firearms used in adolescent suicides examined using data from CDC's National Violent Injury Statistics System.

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Mass Murder with Firearms: Incidents and Victims, 1999-2013

A congressional report analyzing mass shootings for a 15-year period (1999-2013) by Krouse, J. W., & Richardson, J. D.

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2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report

A report addressing firearm suicide in the veteran population in the U.S. up until 2017.

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Incidence, Distribution, and Lethality of Firearm Injuries in California From 2005 to 2015.

Spitzer, S. A., Pear, V. A., McCort, C. D., et al.
JAMA Network Open., 2020.

A description of the incidence and distribution of nonfatal firearm injuries and estimate case fatality ratios for firearm injuries within California from 2005 to 2015.

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Firearms in Frail Hands: An ADL or A Public Health Crisis!

Patel, D., Syed, Q., Messinger-Rapport, B. J., et al.
American Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Other Dementias. , 2015.

Challenges, barriers, screening, and recommendations for firearm access and safety among older adults with neurocognitive disorders.

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Firearms, Dementia, and the Clinician: Development of a Safety Counseling Protocol

Doucette, M. L., Dayton, H., Lapidus, G., et al.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society., 2020.

A firearm safety counseling protocol tool for dementia patients developed based on literature reviews from several databases.

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“Safety in Dementia”: Development of an Online Caregiver Tool for Firearm, Driving, and Home Safety.

Polzer, E. R., Nearing, K., Knoepke, C. E., et al.
Journal of the American Geriatric Society., 2020.

The paper discusses a decision aid for caregivers of individual's with dementia on how to improve their safety in the home, while driving, and when they have firearm access.

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