Physician Death by Suicide: Problems Seeking Stakeholder Solutions

@inproceedings{Gunter2016PhysicianDB,
  title={Physician Death by Suicide: Problems Seeking Stakeholder Solutions},
  author={Tracy D. Gunter},
  year={2016}
}
  • T. Gunter
  • Published 19 May 2016
  • Medicine, Political Science
Medicine has been the deadliest profession in the United States for decades as physicians continuing dying by suicide at rates twice the general population. The problem is difficult to study and much attention has been paid to individual risk and resilience factors. However, occupational risk factors, obsolete definitions of health, and inconsistent regulation provide powerful disincentives to physician health and wellness that must be addressed if this tragic statistic is to change. Employers… 

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