Year: 1998 Source: New York, NY: Plenum Press, 1998. p.287-291 SIEC No: 19980052

A study of the emotional reactions of caregivers after a patient suicide is described. 3 groups of caregivers (psychotherapists who experienced a patient suicide, doctors who had experienced patient suicide & doctors experiencing the death of a patient) answered a questionnaire of 15 yes-no items & 3 open-ended questions. A comparison of the 3 groups revealed similar results – more than 80% became more cautious & spoke to colleagues after the event. Psychotherapists more often had felt guilt.