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Depression during the female climacteric period

Coleman, Philip M. (1993). Depression during the female climacteric period. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 18(10) pp. 1540–1546.

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Abstract

The paper draws attention to the increased incidence of clinical depression reported during the climacteric period of the female life continuum It seeks to identify factors which may be responsible for this phenomenon, drawing upon research and anecdotal evidence from both the biological and social sciences With this aim, changes during the climacteric period for women are examined within a bio-psycho-social framework Nursing care and treatment of those suffering depression within this stage of the middle years are discussed briefly and the influence of personal beliefs, held by both the patient and clinician, emphasized The relevance and importance of these factors when employing the Roy Adaptation model in the care of such clients is also considered In conclusion, the author stresses the need for a holistic approach and highlights the value of Roy's model in care provision for this patient group.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0309-2402
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care
Item ID: 23064
Depositing User: Phil Coleman
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2010 08:44
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2012 09:18
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23064
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