The American Academy of Nursing has joined other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatricians, in supporting strategies for firearm safety. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, reviews recent research on children and firearms and offers suggestions on how nurses can be advocates for children and adolescents by participating in efforts to promote firearm safety in their communities.
Judy A. Beal is a Professor and Dean, College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, Simmons University, Boston, MA. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com
The author declares no conflicts of interest.