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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Perinatal depression protocol (PND): Maternal & Child Health Protocols (2010)

Author

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council

Publisher

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council

City

Broome

Type

Brochure

 

Description

This protocol provides information for health professionals on how to screen for and manage antenatal depression (AND) and postnatal depression (PND). It includes:

The protocol also includes a version of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale that has been adapted for use with Aboriginal populations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This protocol has been developed for health professionals working in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It should be used to screen for antenatal depression (AND) and postnatal depression (PND). It should also be used as a guide on how to care for clients with AND and PND.

Contact details

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC)
PO Box 1377
Broome WA 6725
Ph: (08) 9194 3200
Fax: (08) 9192 2500
Email: kamsc@kamsc.org.au

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Last updated: 5 July 2013
 
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