Oncologists’, nurses’, and social workers’ strategies and barriers to identifying suicide risk in cancer patients

Objective To identify oncologists’, nurses’, and social workers’ strategies and barriers in identifying suicide risk in cancer patients. Methods Sixty-one oncology healthcare professionals (HCPs) at 2 cancer centers were interviewed. We used the grounded theory method (GT) of data collection and analysis. Analysis involved line-by-line coding, and was inductive, with codes and categories emerging from […]

Addressing depression, burnout, and suicide in oncology physicians

The best practice of oncology relies heavily on a mentally and physically healthy oncology clinician workforce. Historically, the mental health of physicians and clinicians has largely been ignored, perhaps in the spirit of a collective collusion to maintain the illusion of Oslerian equanimity. With exceedingly high and unacceptable rates of burnout and suicide in the […]