16 April 2021

When a patient dies by suicide

Clinical Mental Health

Dr David Lim and Monique Broadbent outline the support and resources available to doctors when a patient dies by suicide.


  • Grief is a process, not something to be fixed.
  • If one of your patients died by suicide, you are not alone in experiencing emotional turmoil, perceived isolation and guilt.
  • Linking up with appropriate support and resources is very important for GPs who are experiencing the emotional trauma of having had a patient die from suicide.

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

Guest: Monique Broadbent, support leader; Standby – Support After Suicide, Brisbane

Total time: 41 mins

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