Year: 1999 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.29, no.1, (Spring 1999), p.86-95 SIEC No: 19990236

The worldwide English language literature on suicide in nurses is reviewed. There is evidence from serveral countries that female nurses are at increased risk of suicide. Very little information is available about the specific causes. Unlike some other high-risk occupational groups, it is unclear to what extent access to means for suicide contributes to nurses’ risk. The methodological issues & specific needs of research concerning suicide in nurses are discussed. (47 refs.)