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    Patricia Illingworth

    • Staying in Their Lane: Health Professionals Must Address Gun Violence

      Posted on December 17, 2018

      In the wake of the recent Twitter fight between the National Rifle Association and U.S. physician groups over whether doctors should speak out about firearm policy issues, we argue that professionalism actually requires that doctors take a leadership role in gun policy debates, even if (in fact, especially if) doing so is politically fraught and… Read more

    • Businesses, Guns, and Human Rights

      Posted on March 22, 2018

      The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., resulted in the deaths of 17 people. Tragically, from January 1 to March 21, 2018, there were 3,088 gun-related deaths and 5,355 gun-related injuries in the United States. Gun violence is a public health problem. But it’s also a human rights problem.  It… Read more

    • How “America First” Undermines Our Health

      Posted on April 10, 2017

      People value their health. It allows them to pursue their aims and enjoy their lives, and it contributes to their well-being. But health is not only good for particular healthy individuals. It is also good for their families, communities, nations, and in a world in which people flows are global, health is good for the… Read more

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