Postnatal Depression Is a Public Health Nursing Issue: Perspectives from Norway and Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302268
Title:
Postnatal Depression Is a Public Health Nursing Issue: Perspectives from Norway and Ireland
Authors:
Glavin, Kari; Leahy-Warren, Patricia
Affiliation:
1Department of Nursing, Diakonova University College, Fredensborgveien 24 Q, 0177 Oslo, Norway 2School of Nursing & Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Ireland
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Journal:
Nursing Research and Practice
Issue Date:
1-Aug-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302268
Additional Links:
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/2013/813409/
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The framework provided by the Millennium Development Goals includes maternal health as an area of priority. Postnatal depression (PND) is a serious public health issue because it occurs at a crucial time in a mothers’ life, can persist for long periods, and can have adverse effects on partners and the emotional, behavioural, and cognitive development of infants and children. Internationally, public health nurses (PHNs) are key professionals in the delivery of health care to mothers in the postpartum period, and international research collaborations are encouraged. Two researchers from the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) identified a need to collaborate and strengthen research capacity and discussion on postnatal depression, a public health nursing issue in both countries. Within the context of public health and public health nursing in Ireland and Norway, the aim of this paper is to present a discussion on the concept of PND, prevalence, and outcomes; screening issues for PHNs; and the research evidence of the benefits of social support in facilitating recovery for new mothers.
Keywords:
POSTNATAL DEPRESSION; MOTHER

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGlavin, Karien_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeahy-Warren, Patriciaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-25T13:49:04Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-25T13:49:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013-08-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302268-
dc.descriptionThe framework provided by the Millennium Development Goals includes maternal health as an area of priority. Postnatal depression (PND) is a serious public health issue because it occurs at a crucial time in a mothers’ life, can persist for long periods, and can have adverse effects on partners and the emotional, behavioural, and cognitive development of infants and children. Internationally, public health nurses (PHNs) are key professionals in the delivery of health care to mothers in the postpartum period, and international research collaborations are encouraged. Two researchers from the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) identified a need to collaborate and strengthen research capacity and discussion on postnatal depression, a public health nursing issue in both countries. Within the context of public health and public health nursing in Ireland and Norway, the aim of this paper is to present a discussion on the concept of PND, prevalence, and outcomes; screening issues for PHNs; and the research evidence of the benefits of social support in facilitating recovery for new mothers.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporationen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/2013/813409/en_GB
dc.subjectPOSTNATAL DEPRESSIONen_GB
dc.subjectMOTHERen_GB
dc.titlePostnatal Depression Is a Public Health Nursing Issue: Perspectives from Norway and Irelanden_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.department1Department of Nursing, Diakonova University College, Fredensborgveien 24 Q, 0177 Oslo, Norway 2School of Nursing & Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Irelanden_GB
dc.identifier.journalNursing Research and Practiceen_GB
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