Project Title

Mothers and medicine: the role of routine and accessible care for women entering a newly postpartum period

Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - Psychological Science

Research Mentor Name

Anisah Bagasra

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Although children are considered one of life’s greatest gifts by much of the population, the care and support surrounding the women who bear the most responsibility when it comes to caring for them is sorely lacking. The reason behind why postpartum care gets put on the back burner by medical providers is unknown, but upon further research, a few ideas can certainly be inferred. The first step when considering the initiation of routine screening for mental health in postpartum women is to evaluate the gaps in research that are present, particularly when looking at the significant drop in postpartum mental health screening of women who are considered minorities. From there, the current screening tools in place and the new proposed ideas for screening must be compared to assess the changes that should be made to ensure that the mental health of women is effectively taken care of during the postpartum period. Although it is clear that changes have to be made, the most important question is what changes to mental health screening will prove to be the most effective way to treat women during the postpartum period?

Disciplines

Other Psychology

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Mothers and medicine: the role of routine and accessible care for women entering a newly postpartum period

Although children are considered one of life’s greatest gifts by much of the population, the care and support surrounding the women who bear the most responsibility when it comes to caring for them is sorely lacking. The reason behind why postpartum care gets put on the back burner by medical providers is unknown, but upon further research, a few ideas can certainly be inferred. The first step when considering the initiation of routine screening for mental health in postpartum women is to evaluate the gaps in research that are present, particularly when looking at the significant drop in postpartum mental health screening of women who are considered minorities. From there, the current screening tools in place and the new proposed ideas for screening must be compared to assess the changes that should be made to ensure that the mental health of women is effectively taken care of during the postpartum period. Although it is clear that changes have to be made, the most important question is what changes to mental health screening will prove to be the most effective way to treat women during the postpartum period?

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