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Violence, Trauma, and Trauma Surgery

Ethical Issues, Interventions, and Innovations

  • Mark Siegler
  • Selwyn O. Rogers Jr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ethical Issues Related to Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tonie Sadler, Harold Pollack
      Pages 51-65
    3. Sara Scarlet, Elizabeth B. Dreesen
      Pages 87-102
  3. Ethical Issues Related to Trauma and Trauma Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Anne C. Mosenthal, Franchesca J. Hwang
      Pages 115-124
    3. Jeffrey J. Skubic, Zara Cooper
      Pages 125-136
    4. Sherida V. Morrison, T-awannda Piper
      Pages 145-157
    5. Danby Kang, Mamta Swaroop
      Pages 173-181
    6. S. Morad Hameed, Keanna Knebel, Selwyn O. Rogers Jr.
      Pages 183-198
    7. Maya A. Babu
      Pages 199-209
  4. Additional Ethical Concerns Relating to Violence and Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Colin H. Murphy, John B. Holcomb, John R. Hess
      Pages 213-221

About this book


This unique and innovative title offers a comprehensive exploration of the intersection of ethics, violence, trauma, and trauma surgery. Underscoring that the causes of violence include a wide range of socioeconomic factors, including poverty and the lack of economic opportunity, and that violence often occurs in impoverished and underserved communities, various authors from a wide range of disciplines outline how intentional violence toward another person is multidimensional and complex. Many of the authors use Chicago as a framework for their chapter discussion, but there are similarities in many urban settings throughout the United States and abroad.  Part I of the book, Ethical Issues Related to Violence, includes seven chapters that examine ethical issues related to violence. Each of these chapters discusses a different but intersecting aspect of how violence challenges ethical standards in medicine and health. Part II, Ethical Issues Related to Trauma and Trauma Surgery, offers eight chapters that address various aspects of ethical issues related to trauma and trauma surgery. Part III, Additional Concerns Relating to Violence and Trauma, describe a series of issues relating to violence and trauma, including surgical procedures, psychological distress, and geographic disparities in access to trauma care.  Developed by nationally renowned thought leaders in the field, Violence, Trauma, and Trauma Surgery is a major and novel contribution to the clinical literature and will be of great interest to all physicians, clinicians, researchers, social scientists, students, policymakers, hospital administrators and community leaders concerned with understanding and improving outcomes relating to violence, trauma, and trauma surgery.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Siegler
    • 1
  • Selwyn O. Rogers Jr.
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

About the editors

Mark Siegler, MD, MACP

Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery

Founding Director, The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Founding Executive Director, The Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence

The University of Chicago

5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6098

Chicago, IL 60637-1470


Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH

Professor and Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Director of the Trauma Center
Executive Vice President, Community Health Engagement
The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences

5841 S. Maryland Ave, MC5030, Chicago, IL 60637

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Violence, Trauma, and Trauma Surgery
  • Book Subtitle Ethical Issues, Interventions, and Innovations
  • Editors Mark Siegler
    Selwyn O. Rogers Jr.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-31245-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-31248-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-31246-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 298
  • Number of Illustrations 33 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Traumatic Surgery
    Emergency Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“The authors are pleased to review the book Violence, Trauma, and Trauma Surgery because of its unique interpretation on trauma management, which differs from the traditional “practical” approach (ie, organ- or disease-specific management). … Examples are used for leading changes, and a very pragmatic approach is kept across the entire book. … Their book is a reflection on society, not just a complete and detailed guide for health care providers.” (Francesca Rubulotta and Morgan McMonagle, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 131 (5), November, 2020)