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Details
CPD1h 15m of CPD
First Published
Updated21 November 2017
Expires 01 December 2018
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course is designed for nurses or midwives who are caring for pregnant women/new mothers who show signs and symptoms of a mental health disorder.

Topics include:

  • Assessment of mental health during the perinatal period
  • Specific mental health disorders
  • Treatment options

Target audience

Nurses or midwives who are caring for pregnant women/new mothers who show signs and symptoms of a mental health disorder.

Purpose

Enhance understanding of how the vulnerable nature of pregnancy and childbirth can influence the emergence of mental health disorders in women.

Need

It is widely accepted that the perinatal period (including birth and the following twelve months) is a time of extraordinary change in a woman’s life and that is it very common for a woman to experience a wide range of emotions. For many women, anxieties and fears spontaneously resolve, however, there is a growing number of women for whom pregnancy and parenthood can trigger more serious mental health concerns.

Nurses and midwives must have a fundamental understanding of these mental health disorders in order to screen for them effectively in the perinatal period and to recognise the emergence of signs and symptoms of mental ill health. This will allow them to respond with care that is evidenced-based, culturally safe and family-centered.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educators

Details
CPD1h 15m of CPD
First Published
Updated21 November 2017
Expires 01 December 2018
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Women's Health
Chronic Illness
Pregnancy
Midwifery
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