Suicide Intervention Skills Among Japanese Medical Residents
Medical residents are the front-line care-providers assessing patients for both medical condition and suicide risk; however, their confidence in assessing this risk has been shown to be low. The authors investigated residents' self-report of confidence in the management of potentially suicidal patients. The vast majority (89.5%) reported having little-or-no confidence in their ability to assess suicide risk or to provide competent intervention. Other surveys have rated junior residents at the “intermediate” level of competence/confidence.