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Suicide by health care professionals

Robert D Goldney
Med J Aust 2016; 205 (6): 257-258. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00249
Published online: 19 September 2016

Health professionals are human beings — and therefore not immune to mental health problems

The paper by Milner and colleagues1 is a useful reminder that the medical and associated professions are not immune to suicide. Based on data from the National Coronial Information System, it is the most comprehensive study of its type in Australia.

  • Robert D Goldney

  • University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA

Correspondence: rdghcg@icloud.com

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