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Braquehais MD, Eiroa-Orosa FJ, Holmes KM, Lusilla P, Bravo M, Mozo X, Mezzatesta M, Casanovas M, Pujol T, Sher L. Arch. Suicide Res. 2014; 20(2): 273-279.

Affiliation

a Integral Care Program for Sick Health Care Professionals, Galatea Clinic, Department of Health of the Generalitat of Catalonia , Barcelona, Spain & Galatea Foundation, Col·legi de Metges de Barcelona , Barcelona , Spain.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2014, International Academy of Suicide Research, Publisher Informa - Taylor and Francis Group)

DOI

10.1080/13811118.2014.996693

PMID

25517040

Abstract

AIM: To examine the characteristics of physicians' and nurses' suicide attempts (SA).

METHOD: A retrospective review of 493 medical records of physicians and nurses admitted to an inpatient unit for health professionals; 36 patients had a recent SA.

RESULTS: Depression, cluster B and C personality disorders, and a history of previous SA were more prevalent in patients with a recent SA compared to those without it. Both professional groups preferred drug overdose as a suicide method. Physicians made more lethal attempts and had a history of more previous stressors than nurses.

CONCLUSION: Depression, cluster B and C personality disorders, and previous SA should be appropriately screened and treated in order to prevent SA amongst physicians and nurses.


Language: en

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