b Jewish General Hospital

Montréal, Canada

b Jewish General Hospital

Montréal, Canada
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PubMed | b Jewish General Hospital, Université de Sherbrooke and c Jewish General Hospital Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Issues in mental health nursing | Year: 2016

This qualitative descriptive study explored the barriers and facilitators to the use of mental health services reported by women with elevated symptoms of depression in the postpartum period and their partners. Data were collected through individual semi-structured interviews of 30 heterosexual couples. Content analysis revealed five principal barriers and facilitators: (a) accessibility and proximity, (b) appropriateness and fit, (d) stigma, (e) encouraged to seek help, and (f) personal characteristics. The study highlights the importance of barriers and facilitators to be taken into consideration in order to promote the use of mental health services for women with elevated symptoms of depression in the postpartum period.


PubMed | University of Quebec at Montréal, b Jewish General Hospital, c Montreal Childrens Hospital and McGill University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Issues in mental health nursing | Year: 2015

This qualitative descriptive study explored helpful nursing care from the perspective of children with suicide-associated risk factors, and their parents. Data were collected through participant observation followed by a debriefing session with children, and semi-structured interviews with parents. The inductive analysis revealed four themes of helpful interventions: (1) caring for the child as a special person; (2) caring for the parents; (3) managing the childs illness; and (4) creating a therapeutic environment. The study findings highlight the importance of the relational aspect of nursing care and provide important insights related to family-centered and strengths-based practice with children at increased risk for suicide later in life.

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