Vanderbilt trauma surgeon starts conflict program

Vanderbilt trauma surgeon starts conflict program (Image 1)
Vanderbilt trauma surgeon starts conflict program (Image 1)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Vanderbilt University Hospital trauma surgeon has started a middle school program to teach conflict resolution.

Dr. Manish Sethi told The Tennessean surgeons need to get on the front end of conflict that would otherwise bring them a steady stream of gun-wounded teenagers.

Sethi told of a teen who was shot in both legs and he had to implant rods to treat her.

Sethi has 1 of the authors of a study on young gunshot victims, published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.

The program he started at Cameron College Prep Middle School in Nashville is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

It teaches strategies for resolving conflict without resorting to violence.

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