Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: The ethical aspects of postnatal depression
Authors: Meilak, Kylie
Keywords: Postpartum depression
Medical screening
Pregnant women -- Mental health services
Postpartum depression -- Diagnosis
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Meilak, K. (2018). The ethical aspects of postnatal depression (Master's dissertation).
Abstract: Through a systematic review of literature, this research project discusses the ethical aspects of postnatal depression focusing on the diagnostic and managerial aspects of this illness. The first year after birth is the most sensitive time where postpartum women are at the greatest risk of developing such illness; with an estimate of seven to fifteen percent of women suffering from postnatal depression. Postnatal depression does not only effect the new mother, but can recur in subsequent pregnancies, while effecting the child and other siblings, fathers and society at large. It is therefore important to offer appropriate and effective screening and diagnosis, with the safest route of treatment being administered, while keeping in mind family dynamics and safety.
Description: M.A.BIOETHICS
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacThe - 2018

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Restricted Access
1.18 MBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.