"Jag kan se i dina ögon att någonting är fel"
: en studie om hur några BVC-sjuksköterskor arbetar för att upptäcka postpartum depression hos nyblivna pappor

  • Giuffrida Nadine

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    The main purpose of this study is to examine how some child health nurses work to illuminate and detect postpartum depression among new fathers. The study's empirical material is based on qualitative semi-structured interviews. A total of eight child health nurses were interviewed and seven of the interviews have been used to present the study's results. The theoretical framework consists of Travelbees Nursing theory, Von Bertalanffys General Systems theory, and Antonovsky's SOC. The result shows that the child health nurses are not actively working to illuminate and detect postpartum depression among new fathers, but some of them occasionally have offered the father an EPDS-screening or conversation with the father. All of the child health nurses would however like an implementation of continuous conversation with fathers in the base program for child health nurses, that they in the future will have the tools that they think are needed in order to work more actively to detect the possible psychiatric health of the father.

    Date of Award2015-Jun-23
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorLars Axelsson (Supervisor)

    Educational program

    • Social Work Study Programme

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Social Work (50402)


    • child health clinic nurses
    • children
    • epds
    • families
    • mental disorders
    • new fathers
    • postpartum depression

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