For many Native American tribes, the brown bear is a symbol of courage, strength, protection, and life. On November 27, 2009, as I was getting dressed to go out to dinner with my husband Bruce Carmichael and friends, a thought ran through my head that I should wear my Native American bear pin, as I might need courage that evening. Where this feeling came from is unclear, but it certainly proved to be true
The purpose of this blog is to foster public discussion about injury and violence prevention and response and gain perspectives of those we serve.
Select Month: March 2012
Categories: Traumatic Brain Injury
March 16th, 2012 11:47 am ET - Dr. Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN
March 5th, 2012 4:28 pm ET - Dr. Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN
Imagine the call – “5 Bravo 12 is coming in with an infant who has been shot.” Just when you think you’ve seen it all in the emergency department (ED), something else happens – something that you could not have imagined.
The infant arrived at the ED in the arms of the paramedic who had responded to the scene, and who was trying to give him CPR, despite the bleeding from his wounds and the lack of any signs of life. But, how else can you respond when you find an innocent 7-month-old child who is a victim of shots fired through a window? The infant was killed, and his grandmother, who was also shot, was paralyzed.
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