5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture: Developing a Dangerous Unselfishness
As a trauma surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. LJ Punch's work came to life in various undergraduate and graduate medical education courses focused on the experience of violence-related injury across the entire spectrum of illness and healing. Through community engagement in St. Louis, Dr. Punch carries this mission forward each day, bridging the gap between the resources inside healthcare and the voices of the people. This includes a campaign to bring the national “Stop the Bleed” campaign to members of the St. Louis community at risk for violence and serious injury and the creation of “The T”, an anti-violence community center that focuses on harm reduction as primary prevention of urban public health concerns including bullet injuries, substance use disorder and COVID-19. This lecture will provide the audience a thought-provoking talk on bullet-related injuries while re-imagining and advancing Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech to embrace the challenge of eliminating health disparities and transforming health care to enrich and improve the lives of those we serve.
This module qualifies for the GW Faculty requirement for implicit bias training.
By the end of this module, participants should be able to:
- Describe the profound inequity in the experiences of Black men surrounding trauma, specifically as it relates to:
- Bullet related injury as a disease and a unique form of trauma
- Real life experiences of grappling with the disease
- The concept of #CuttingWithoutAKnife = Medical Nonviolence
Dr. LJ Punch (they/them/theirs) is a critical care surgeon, a former professor of trauma surgery at Washington University St. Louis, and a staunch advocate for gun violence prevention. For the past four years, they have been building the T, an anti-violence center in St Louis that supports the local community in recovering from trauma — be it from guns, opioid addiction, COVID-19, or homelessness. Most recently, they opened the Bullet Related Injury Clinic, or the BRIC, to provide both physical and mental health care to those whose lives have been upended by gun violence. Today, we talk to Dr. Punch about community, gun violence prevention, their journey to St. Louis, and the imperative of rebuilding trust. To learn about Dr. Punch’s work and see how you can contribute, visit their websites for the T and the BRIC.
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.
OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
A certificate of participation will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.50 Completion
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