A qualitative study of stigma among women suffering postnatal illness

  title={A qualitative study of stigma among women suffering postnatal illness},
  author={E. Edwards and S. Timmons},
  journal={Journal of Mental Health},
  pages={471 - 481}
  • E. Edwards, S. Timmons
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Mental Health
  • Background: Stigma is known to exist in mental health and is extensively researched. However, little is known about the effect of stigma on women who experience a severe postnatal illness. Aims: To consider whether or not women who are experiencing a severe postnatal illness and have been admitted to a mother and baby unit experience stigma. Method: A qualitative study consisting of six semi-structured interviews were undertaken to gain an understanding of the women's experience of stigma and… CONTINUE READING
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