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Ann Emerg Med. 1997 Jun;29(6):786-91.

Hate crime violence and its emergency department management.

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  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.


As the 21st century approaches, the United States is moving, toward a more pluralistic society with regard to race, ethnicity, and national origin. With this increase in diversity has come a resurgence of hate crime violence. Scant information is available in the medical literature about hate crime violence, hate groups, hate crime violence legislation, or the physical and psychologic sequelae of hate crime violence on the individual and its effects on the community. Guidelines for the treatment of victims of hate crime violence in the prehospital care setting, ED, and inpatient setting are proposed.

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