Physician suicide: A scoping literature to highlight opportunities for prevention.
Leung, T., Snyder, R., Pendharkar, S., Chen, C.
Physician suicide is concerning for the medical community and general public and remains poorly understood. Several medical organizations have begun launching various initiatives to address physician well-being; yet, efforts to address physician suicide remain specific to the organization or institution. To identify important knowledge and implementation gaps toward physician suicide prevention, this scoping literature review aims to map the landscape of published research and perspectives on physician suicide. Specifically, the aim is to describe research on physician suicidal behaviors among medical students, postgraduate trainees, including residents and fellows, and physicians. Findings could serve as a roadmap for informing further study, evidence-based policy, and interventions to prevent physician suicide.