Year: 1986 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (19th: 1986: Atlanta), p.247-250 SIEC No: 19870315

Retrospective studies on suicide by G. Murphy drew conclusions about the physician’s role in terms of erring by acts of ommission or commission. The author analyses the physician’s role from the viewpoint of countertransference to deal with “blind spots” in therapy. Malice & aversion are examples of countertransference. The high suicide rate among psychiatrists is seen as an indicator of the problems healers have in handling aggression.