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Kristen R. Choi, a nurse who is pursuing a master’s in science degree at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in an NPR article about how doctors and nurses cope with the mental health toll of treating gun violence victims.
Gun violence has become a part of everyday life in America and of the work lives of doctors, nurses and first responders, too.
After the National Rifle Association told doctors to "stay in their lane" in response to a policy proposal from the American College of Physicians for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths, there was a backlash. Health care professionals shared heart-wrenching stories about treating people harmed by firearms.