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Effects of patient suicide on psychiatrists: survey of experiences and support required

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Aims and method Death of patients by suicide can have powerful effects on psychiatrists. We report the findings of a survey completed by 174 psychiatrists on the effects of patient suicide on their emotional well-being and clinical practice, and the support and resources they felt would be helpful.Results and clinical implications The death of a patient by suicide usually had a major effect on respondents. Clinical practice was often negatively affected, and over a quarter of respondents cons...

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Peer review status:
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10.1192/bjb.2019.26

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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
BJPsych Bulletin More from this journal
Volume:
43
Issue:
5
Pages:
236-241
Publication date:
2019-04-11
Acceptance date:
2019-03-30
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EISSN:
2056-4708
ISSN:
2056-4694
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pubs:1055837
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uuid:cf1f613d-206e-43da-a1ad-9d312c460334
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pubs:1055837
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1055837
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2019-10-01

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