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Anaesthetists are thought to be at increased risk of suicide amongst the medical profession. The aims of the following guidelines are: increase awareness of suicide and associated vulnerabilities, risk factors and precipitants; to emphasise safe ways to respond to individuals in distress, both for them and for colleagues working alongside them; and to support individuals, departments and organisations in coping with a suicide.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/anae.14890

Type

Journal article

Journal

Anaesthesia

Publication Date

14/11/2019

Keywords

anaesthetists, ideation, stress; suicidal, suicide