Identification of mothers at risk for postpartum depression by hospital-based perinatal nurses.

Abstract

In the western world, most women deliver their infants in a hospital setting. The purposes of this article are to provide guidelines and suggest best practices related to hospital-based care for postpartum depression by perinatal nurses; with this information, policies, procedures, and educational programs can be implemented to improve nursing care of new mothers. Hospital-based perinatal nurses need to "launch" new mothers from the hospital into the community so that the new mothers are prepared for self-monitoring for symptoms of depression, and know what steps to take if they do experience depressive symptoms.

DOI: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e318251078b

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@article{Logsdon2012IdentificationOM, title={Identification of mothers at risk for postpartum depression by hospital-based perinatal nurses.}, author={M Cynthia Logsdon and Roselyn Tomasulo and Diane Eckert and Cheryl Beck and Cindy Lee Dennis}, journal={MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing}, year={2012}, volume={37 4}, pages={218-25; quiz 226-7} }