Health Care Occupations and Suicide in Sweden 1961-1985
Stefansson C G~~Wicks S
The sex & age standardized incidence rates of suicide & undetermined deaths in Sweden were described for 5 groups of health care professionals. Among men, all the occupations except registered nurses, showed increasing suicide rates from 1960. Among women, high rates were found among physicians & dentists, but not for psychiatric attendants & auxiliary nurses. Suicide trends were compared with the increase in female employment as well as changes in family patterns which occurred during the 70s.