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Violence Skills & Science of Doctoring By today images of shock and horror like the among pupils and teachers crying at Buell Elementary have become all-too-common. As we reel once more in the terrible thought that an innocent life has been taken and it was a child who pulled the cause, we should be vigilant for another occasion, which is becoming equally predictable As public health professionals, we're trained to ask important questions so we can treat both the symptoms and root causes of a sickness. We will give a child medication for a fever, but in addition antibiotics to the microorganism causing the illness. The best way to ask when assessing this tragedy is an easy one: Where did a seven-year-old boy buy a loaded gun? ("Physicians") Most doctors believe that they do not have a direct effect on preventing violence. However, as individual advocates, it is often doctors who have the best chance to intercede on the behalf of individuals in possibly violent circumstances. Numerous paradigms of violence exist, and it might be difficult for the doctor to cover the array of issues efficiently and economically in one visit. Instead, the doctor might wish to confront these issues over a set of visits to best evaluate the individual's willingness to talk about these issues and act in the suggested manner. This paper serves not only to bring to light issues of violence by which a doctor may be presented, but also provides a model for discussing these issues with patients to better provide preventative techniques. Historically, violence was dealt with by local communities and governmental agencies. But, recent studies show that the propensity towards violence begins in one's youth. Specifically...