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Title: Differences in Physicians' and Nurses' Recent Suicide Attempts: An Exploratory Study
Author: Braquehais, M.D.
Eiroá Orosa, Francisco José
Holmes, K.M.
Lusilla, P.
Bravo, M.
Mozo, X.
Mezzatesta, M.
Casanovas, M.
Pujol, T.
Sher, L.
Keywords: Suïcidi
Issue Date: 2-Apr-2016
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of physicians' and nurses' suicide attempts (SA). 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. 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. 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.
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It is part of: Archives Of Suicide Research, 2016, vol. 20, num. 2, p. 273-279
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ISSN: 1381-1118
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