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Citation

Chisholm-Burns MA. Am. J. Health Syst. Pharm. 2019; 76(18): 1364-1367.

Affiliation

University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of PharmacyMemphis, Knoxville, and Nashville, TN.

Comment On:

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2019;76(18):1442-1445.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

DOI

10.1093/ajhp/zxz172

PMID

31505558

Abstract

The ASHP House of Delegates recently approved a critical policy for suicide awareness and prevention, a necessary first step in improving the ability of pharmacists to care not only for the communities in which they serve but also for their colleagues.1 The suicide rate is rising in the U.S. general population, with nearly 45,000 people dying from suicide in 2016.2 The rate of suicide among pharmacists is higher than that of the general population,3,4 with one report noting a rate 1.29 times higher.5

Literature focused specifically on suicide among pharmacists is scarce; however, it is well documented that physicians, medical residents,...


Language: en

Keywords

burnout; pharmacists; resilience; suicide

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