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The purpose of this research and systematic literature review is to determine the risks factors for, the identification of and repercussions of provider suicide. In this review, databases searched included Pubmed , Cochran Database of Systematic Reviews, PsycInfo , National Institute of Health, Medscape and Google Scholar from September 8, 2018 to January 13, 2019. A variety of key terms were used when searching include suicide, provider suicide, suicide, costs of suicide, physician burnout, physician assistant burnout, nurse burnout, doctor suicide, physician assistant suicide, and nurse practitioner suicide . Works chosen for review were published between 1979 and 2018, as the topic has an extended history. Peer reviewed articles including systematic reviews and meta analysis are included. Editorials were also included for the psychological factors of the topic. The research presented shows evidence that suicide is increased in healthcare providers, especially in women. This is an extremely important topic when considering the number of women entering healthcare. More research still needs to be done to address how suicide also affects all types of providers including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.


Physician Assistant Studies

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Suicide, Provider, social media outlets, depression, working stress, include depression, substance abuse, access to lethal means, medical illness, chronic pain, burnout.


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Provider Suicide