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Public health nurses' perinatal mental health training needs: a cross sectional survey

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dc.contributor.author Noonan, Maria
dc.contributor.author Galvin, Rose
dc.contributor.author Jomeen, Julie
dc.contributor.author Doody, Owen
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-15T15:07:00Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Noonan M.;Galvin R.;Jomeen J.;Doody O. (2019) 'Public health nursesâ perinatal mental health training needs: A cross sectional survey'. Journal of advanced nursing, . en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0309-2402
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8236
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Aim To examine public health nurses’ education, training, and professional support needs in perinatal mental health. Background Public health nurses have a key role in supporting maternal mental health including screening, support, referral, and decreasing stigmatization. Design A cross‐sectional survey. Methods Data were collected from a convenience sample of Irish public health nurses (N = 105) from December 2016–February 2018. The anonymous postal survey consisted of the Perinatal Mental Health Questionnaire, Mental Illness: Clinician's Attitudes scale and Perinatal Mental Health Learning Needs questionnaire. Results Public health nurses reported good levels of knowledge (77.2%) and confidence (83.8%) in recognising women experiencing stress, anxiety and depression. They indicated less confidence in caring (50.5%) for women. The average score for the Mental Illness: Clinician's Attitudes scale was 35.9 (SD 5.9), suggesting positive attitudes towards women with significant mental illness. Conclusion Public health nurses require educational opportunities to explore expressions of psychological distress across cultures and their own personal attitudes to mental health, systems of clinical supervision, and support pathways. Impact Generating new knowledge on the importance of incorporating an attitude component in perinatal mental health education for public health nurses. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Advanced Nursing;75 (11), pp. 2535-2547
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14013
dc.rights This is the author accepted peer reviewed version of the following article: Noonan M.;Galvin R.;Jomeen J.;Doody O. (2019) 'Public health nurses' perinatal mental health training needs: A cross sectional survey'. Journal of advanced nursing, 75 (11), pp 2535-2547 which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14013 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html#terms
dc.subject attitudes en_US
dc.subject confidence en_US
dc.subject integrated care pathways en_US
dc.subject nursing en_US
dc.subject perinatal mental health problems en_US
dc.subject public health nurses en_US
dc.title Public health nurses' perinatal mental health training needs: a cross sectional survey en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2019-11-15T14:59:28Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/jan.14013
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2020-04-02
dc.embargo.terms 2020-04-02 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2926769
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of advanced nursing
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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