Journal article

823Suicide of welfare and care support workers: a retrospective mortality study in Australia 2001-2016

Humaira Maheen

International Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021

Abstract

Abstract Background Emerging evidence suggests that people working in the welfare and health care industry have poorer mental health than other occupational groups; however, there has been little examination of suicide among this group. In this study, we examine suicide rates amongst welfare and care support workers and compare them to rates among human service workers, and all other occupations in Australia. Methods We used data from the National Coroners Information System (NCIS) to obtain records of death due to intentional self-harm between the years 2001 to 2016. We ca..

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