In the emergency department, we treat violently injured patients on nearly every shift. We can splint the broken bones, stitch up the cuts, and send seriously injured patients to the operating room with our surgical colleagues. We may be able to heal the physical wounds, but what about the emotional ones? And what happens to our patients when they go home to the same potentially unhealthy environments that led to the violent injury in the first place? The UC Davis Wraparound program addresses these issues and more. We talk with program Co-lead, Dr. Ian Brown, and Violence Intervention Specialist, Chevist Johnson, about how Wraparound works and why programs like these are so important.
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Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Ian Brown, Trauma Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at UC Davis; Co-Lead of the Wraparound Program
Chevist Johnson, Violence Intervention Specialist with the Wraparound Program at UC Davis