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Rate of Suicide Among Women Nurses Compared With Women in the General Population Before the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

Rate of Suicide Among Women Nurses Compared With Women in the General Population Before the... Opinion EDITORIAL Rate of Suicide Among Women Nurses Compared With Women in the General Population Before the COVID-19 Global Pandemic Constance Guille, MD, MSCR In this issue of JAMA Psychiatry, Davis et al have identified a such as interns and residents. Early residency training has been population at high risk for suicide that warrants immediate at- identified as a time of added risk for depression, burnout, and suicide, tention. In a large retrospective cohort study of 159 372 sui- with suicide being the first and second leading causes cides from 2007 to 2018 in the United States, sex-specific sui- of death for male and female physicians in training, cide incidence rates among respectively. Future studies, including all groups of physi- nurses, physicians, and the cians using age-adjusted comparisons between men and Related article page 651 general population were esti- women in the general population, are warranted and may yield mated using data from the National Violent Death Reporting important information about high-risk groups by age and sex. System and workforce data from the United States Bureau of A comprehensive and integrated approach is needed to Labor Statistics and Association of American Medical Col- make a significant effect on suicide http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Psychiatry American Medical Association

Rate of Suicide Among Women Nurses Compared With Women in the General Population Before the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

JAMA Psychiatry , Volume 78 (6) – Jun 14, 2021

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American Medical Association
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2168-622X
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2168-6238
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10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.0141
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Abstract

Opinion EDITORIAL Rate of Suicide Among Women Nurses Compared With Women in the General Population Before the COVID-19 Global Pandemic Constance Guille, MD, MSCR In this issue of JAMA Psychiatry, Davis et al have identified a such as interns and residents. Early residency training has been population at high risk for suicide that warrants immediate at- identified as a time of added risk for depression, burnout, and suicide, tention. In a large retrospective cohort study of 159 372 sui- with suicide being the first and second leading causes cides from 2007 to 2018 in the United States, sex-specific sui- of death for male and female physicians in training, cide incidence rates among respectively. Future studies, including all groups of physi- nurses, physicians, and the cians using age-adjusted comparisons between men and Related article page 651 general population were esti- women in the general population, are warranted and may yield mated using data from the National Violent Death Reporting important information about high-risk groups by age and sex. System and workforce data from the United States Bureau of A comprehensive and integrated approach is needed to Labor Statistics and Association of American Medical Col- make a significant effect on suicide

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JAMA PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 14, 2021

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