Year: 2000 Source: Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 2000. p.95-117 SIEC No: 20020353

This chapter focuses on physician suicide in the United States, although reference is made to studies from other countries that may shed light on understanding the cause & prevention of this behaviour. This chapter will: 1) analyze methodology problems in surveillance & epidemiology associated with prior efforts; 2) summarize the existing American literature on physican suicide; 3) offer conclusions about prevention based on risk data; & 4) suggest research efforts to inform future discussions of this topic. (65 refs.)