Boundary Violation

Boundary Violation: Gun Politics in the Doctor’s Office Imagine this scenario: you visit your doctor for back pain. Your doctor asks if you have firearms in your home. Then he announces that your family would be better off (especially your children) if you had no guns at all in your house. You leave the doctor’s […]

The Gun Question: Boundary Violations Go Digital

By Timothy Wheeler, MD DRGO has long been involved in the public health gun prohibition movement’s campaign to make “the gun question”—an ethical boundary violation in medical practice—the so-called standard of medical care. My foundational article on the subject is here—“Boundary Violations: Gun Politics in the Doctor’s Office”. Now Woodward News (Oklahoma) staff writer Rachael […]

Domestic Violence: No Duty by the State to Protect Against Criminal Abusers—Part 2

[Ed: This is the second part of Roberts’ paper written for the Department of Political Science in Austin Peay University’s pre-law program. This excellent summary of these domestic violence issues should be available to a wider audience. Part 1 is here.] Many cases involving domestic abuse victims involve children. “5 million children grow up with […] Will Connect Patients with Gun-Friendly Providers

Patients want to trust their provider to not make mistakes and to not lie to them. Unfortunately, when it comes to guns, medical organizations have not been living up to that expectation. Medical associations have been insinuating an anti-gun political agenda into the patient-doctor relationship for decades. Patients are routinely being asked about gun ownership. […]