Our objective was to assess the frequency of suicidal ideation among medical students and explore its relationship with burnout. Methods Participants In the. Background: Little is known about the prevalence of suicidal ideation among U.S. medical students or how it relates to burnout. Objective. Physicians are among the highest risk groups for suicide, and emerging data suggest this risk begins early in medical training. We describe a screening program.
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Table 4 shows the relationship among burnout, qual- ity of life, and depressive symptoms at baseline with sui- 0 cidal ideation over the ensuing year spring to spring Low Medium High Depersonalization Of the students who met Design: The results indicate that burnout was independently associated with report of unprofessional conduct and less altruistic professional values.
Students who did not respond to the e-mail received a paper version of the cover letter and survey by mail. We used a mixed longi- studies suggest that the suicide rate among medical stu- tudinal and cross-sectional study design to evaluate the dents is higher than in the age-matched population 3—5.
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Buy This Article Subscribe. Accessed August 19, Subscribe to Annals of Internal Medicine. Two questions are as good as many. It is plausible that students who engage in unprofessional conduct are more vulnerable to becoming burned out. Missing responses were excluded from the total before prevalence of suicidal ideation in the past 12 months percentages were calculated.
Although students recognize cheating and dishonest clinical behaviors as unprofessional, 5 – 7 feel guilty about engaging in these behaviors, 9 and believe that the behaviors may idearion them a less trustworthy physician, 5 a relatively high prevalence of unprofessional conduct related to patient care was reported by students in this study.
In multivariable analysis, burnout and low mental quality of life at baseline were independent predictors of suicidal ideation over the following year.
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Burnout and Suicidal Ideation among U.S. Medical Students
studenta Available studies suggest that the suicide rate among medical students is higher than in the age-matched population American medical education years after the Flexner report. Cross-sectional and longitudinal to cohort study.
Table 1 shows the demographic characteristics, burnout, QOL, and depressive symptoms of participants. We observed a strong dose—response udeation between burnout and mental quality of life at baseline and Negative depression screen suicidal ideation in the subsequent year.
Several studies 31 have demon- shudents about demographic characteristics, and the sur- strated content, construct, and criterion-related validity for vey included questions about suicidal ideation. Dyrbye and Matthew R. Physician response to surveys: Consulting Psychologists Press; Participants were excluded from individual analyses if their data involved in the comparison were missing.
Recovery from burnout was associated with markedly less suicidal ideation, which suggests that recovery from burnout decreased suicide risk. Declaration of professional responsibility: Each disorder 29, Characteristics of responders were generally similar to the overall study population; however, responders were slightly less likely to be male Finally, we con- schools should work to identify students at risk for future tained measurement error by using established instruments suicidal thoughts.
Of note, the trajectory for students with burnout response rate is typical of physician 40 and medical stu- is not an inevitable worsening of distress. Burnout was reported by Confronting depression and suicide in physicians: Health professionals are con- This work was supported by an Education Innovation sidered to have a low score on the personal accomplishment award from the Mayo Clinic.