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Healthcare practitioners’ views of postnatal depression: a qualitative synthesis

Mohd Arifin, Siti Roshaidai and Cheyne, Helen and Maxwell, Margaret (2018) Healthcare practitioners’ views of postnatal depression: a qualitative synthesis. In: Global Public Health Conference 2018, 6th-7th Feb. 2018, Selangor, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The World Health Organisation recommended that healthcare practitioners should have appropriate skills to assess psychological distress in women attending for antenatal and postnatal healthcare. However, little is known about the perceptions of healthcare practitioners on postnatal depression and its management. The aims of this review were: (i) to understand healthcare practitioners’ experience of caring for postnatal depression in different countries and cultures and (ii) to identify any qualitative study that has been specifically carried out in Malaysia on healthcare practitioners’ perceptions of postnatal depression. A qualitative synthesis of studies reporting healthcare practitioners’ experience of managing postnatal depression was conducted. CINAHL, PubMed, MEDLINE, PsyINFO and ASSIA databases were searched using specific key words, and published peer-reviewed articles from 2006 to 2016 were scanned for inclusion criteria. 15 studies on healthcare practitioners’ experience of caring for women with postnatal depression were reviewed. These were conducted in eight different countries: America, Australia, United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, Greek, Mexico, and Slovenia. No study conducted in Malaysia was found. This review suggests that the experience of caring for women with postnatal depression across different countries was not totally different. Two main limitations in the management of postnatal depression were reported by the healthcare practitioners: lack of resources on maternal mental health and absence of policy regarding management of postnatal depression. Understanding of how Malaysian healthcare practitioners perceive and understand postnatal depression and their roles in managing postnatal depression is beneficial to uncover details of the management of postnatal depression in the clinical practices in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 5378/61988
Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare practitioners’ views, postnatal depression
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Special Care Nursing
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Roshaidai Mohd Arifin
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 16:59
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2018 18:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61988

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