Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science
Dr Rakesh Jetly
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to investigate whether ‘military culture’ has been specifically considered as a suicide risk for veterans, and whether the suicide risk assessment tools available, meet the needs of veterans.
Method: A PubMed literature search was conducted with search terms suicide, risk factors, veterans, risk assessment tools, military culture, brotherhood.
Results: A lack of evidence-based research to address the unique circumstances of military culture as a risk factor for suicide.
Conclusion: Current risk assessment protocols may be improved, with more research on military culture and its role in suicide risk.
Miller J, Watkins E. Assessing Suicide Risk in Veterans: The Role of Military Culture as a Risk Factor. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science. 2020; 2(2).
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