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GONZALEZ SABADO, Rita Irma et al. Knowledge about the prevention of suicide attempts in medical students and general practitioners. EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2019, vol.11, n.1, pp.27-41. ISSN 2077-2874.


an effective work practice requires a competency approach that shows the relationship between learning and work.


to assess the level of knowledge that medical students and General practitioners have about the prevention of suicide attempts.


a descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in the period from January 2017 to 2018 in “Dr. Francisca Rivero Arocha “Teaching Polyclinic 1” from the municipality of Manzanillo, Granma province. Theoretical methods were used: historical-logical, analysis-synthesis and induction-deduction; empirical ones: survey in the form of a questionnaire; and statistics for data processing of absolute numbers and the percentage analysis.


the respondents showed ignorance in the identification and attention of individuals and groups at risk to commit a suicide attempt; the majority of the students were included in the category of Bad, in the residents and specialists of comprehensive General Medicine the categories of average stand out, in the fundamental thing. There were also shortcomings related to the ignorance of the objectives pursued by the National Program for the Prevention and Control of Suicidal Behavior.


the diagnosis made evidenced notable insufficiencies in the knowledge about the prevention of the suicidal attempt; the authors consider that it is a problem to solve from the academy in the process of formation and improvement of the professional of the Primary Health Care.

Palabras clave : suicide; suicide attempted; risk groups; students; family practice; education medical.

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