Lundberg GD, Young RK, Flanagin A, Koop CE, eds. 1992. Violence: A compendium. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 434 pp.
Annotation: This volume is a compendium of the best materials from various 1992 publications of the American Medical Association (AMA), as selected by compendium editors. The volume is devoted to the topic of violence. Through books, journal articles, letters, abstracts, federal government reports, etc., the collection presents a preponderance of violence-related concerns: Types of violence including murder, suicide, assault and sexual assault, elder abuse, gang violence, domestic violence, abuse of pregnant women, fighting; Roles of health professionals and health systems including emergency medical systems, trauma care, surveillance and reporting systems; Types of violence-caused injuries including visceral, eye, throat, ear, head and neck injuries; Demographics affecting violence including age, race, income, geography (which have import for urban, low-income areas, minorities, adolescents, African-Americans) as well as alcohol and drug abuse, and handguns and other weapons. Also presented are ideas on training professionals and on interventions, tried and proposed.
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Keywords: Adolescents, Assault, Battered women, Child abuse, Data, Domestic violence, Elder abuse, Epidemiology, Family violence, Firearms, Gangs, Homicide, Injury prevention, Intervention, Pregnancy, Rape, Social problems, Urban population, Violence, Witnesses, Women