Postpartum depression: a reflective review of a practicum completed with St. Joseph’s Hospital

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dc.contributor.advisor Novik, Nuelle
dc.contributor.author Pierson, Kelly Annette
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-20T17:34:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-20T17:34:18Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-20T17:34:18Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10294/3513
dc.description A Practicum Report Submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Social Work, University of Regina. v, 71 p. en_US
dc.description.abstract For every woman, having a baby is a challenging time, both physically and emotionally. It is natural for new mothers to have mood swings after delivery. They may experience feelings of joy one minute and desperation the next. These feelings are sometimes known as the "baby blues", and often go away within 10 days of delivery. However, some women may experience a deep and ongoing depression which lasts much longer. This is called postpartum depression (PPD). This Practicum report is a review of the Practicum I completed, in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Estevan, Saskatchewan. The Practicum took place between the months of August 2010 to April 2011. The goals for this Practicum included the following: to ascertain whether there is a need for a PPD Support Group in Estevan, to facilitate a six week PPD Support Group, to gain an in depth understanding of PPD and its effects on women and their families, to improve my clinical skills, to strengthen my skills in program development, to create a hospital newsletter to help educate staff on PPD, to provide education at prenatal classes offered by Public Health, as well as to provide education at the Baby and Me classes offered at the Family Place. This report is divided into nine sections which include ideology, theory, values, ethics, relationships, strategies, skills and visions. I conclude that, with a combination of education and supportive services, postpartum depression can be de-stigmatized which would, in turn, encourage women to access services rather than living a life of hopelessness and despair. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Postpartum depression en_US
dc.subject Support groups en_US
dc.title Postpartum depression: a reflective review of a practicum completed with St. Joseph’s Hospital en_US
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.authorstatus Student en
dc.description.peerreview yes en
thesis.degree.name Master of Social Work (MSW) en
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Social Work en
thesis.degree.grantor Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina en
thesis.degree.department Faculty of Social Work en


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