Predictors of Comfort and Confidence Among Medical Students in Providing Care to Patients at Risk of Suicide.

@article{Patel2016PredictorsOC,
  title={Predictors of Comfort and Confidence Among Medical Students in Providing Care to Patients at Risk of Suicide.},
  author={Sunaina N Patel and Philip J. Batterham and Alison L Calear and Rachel Cryer},
  journal={Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={919-922}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with comfort and confidence in providing care to patients at risk of suicide, in a sample of Australian medical students. METHODS An online cross-sectional survey was completed by 116 current medical students (42 % male) aged between 20 and 41 years (M = 25, SD = 3.8). RESULTS Greater personal experience of suicide and previous contact with patients with psychiatric problems were significantly associated with both increased… CONTINUE READING
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