Year: 1989 Source: Stress Medicine, v.5, (April/June 1989), p.73-75 SIEC No: 19900253

Implicates mental strain as a major occupational hazard for doctors as evidenced by the high suicide rate within the profession. The psychosocial working environment of doctors has special features (e.g. unrelenting responsibility for the lives of others) that are intrinsic to medicine & cannot be greatly changed, suggesting the need for coping strategies.