NURS 6003 Week 4 Discussion: Using the Walden Library

NURS 6003 Week 4 Discussion: Using the Walden Library

Peer-Review Article I Selected

            The peer-reviewed article I selected for this discussion is titled, “Treatment of postpartum psychosis in a mother-baby unit: do both mother and baby benefit?” written by Hill, et al. (2019). I selected this article as it pertains to my psychiatric mental health specialty, but also because I was just recently in my post-partum phase after having my daughter seven months ago. With a family history of post-partum depression and anxiety, I furthered my research on the topic while I was pregnant to know the signs and symptoms to prevent any depression in my post-partum phase. While working at my inpatient psychiatric hospital, I have had a handful of patients experiencing post-partum psychosis. On our unit, the babies were not allowed to come and visit, and I do feel like this was a major downfall in our treatment modalities NURS 6003 Week 4 Discussion: Using the Walden Library. I selected this article to further my knowledge on the benefits and cons of treating post-partum moms and babies on a mother baby unit together.

Database Used & Recommendation

            The database I used to select this article was published on the Walden Library nursing databases best bets list, Medline. While browsing the Walden University Library, I found their website as an excellent starting tool to find articles, journals, books, reviews, and more. You can narrow your search criteria by subject or publication type, as well as find any database from A-Z Walden is subscribed to (Walden, n.d.). Once I found the Medline database through EBSCOhost (n.d)., I found their website very clearly laid out to limit your search results to exactly what you’re looking for. You can narrow down the criteria to human or animal studies, male or female, any specific age group, subject subsets, etc., using their advanced search engine (p.1). The one difficulty I had while searching for my peer-reviewed article was while using the PubMed database. PubMed was the first database I used to find an article, though their website did not give an advanced search engine to narrow down to articles that have been peer-reviewed. I found myself having a difficult time discerning articles that were peer-reviewed vs those that were not, before eventually using a different database that was more user-friendly.

I believe the Medline database through EBSCOhost would be beneficial for my colleagues during their academia and career. This database is easy to navigate to stay up to date on evidence-based research and practice that we will use to guide our careers. While in the MSN program, it will be an excellent tool to help find journals, articles, or books to support our research topics and projects NURS 6003 Week 4 Discussion: Using the Walden Library. I would recommend the Medline database to my colleagues as it would be beneficial in easing the stress that comes along with research. Their website provides you with the citation for the article you are citing, which helps to make sure your APA formatting is correct, and you are not plagiarizing. Another reason I would recommend this database to a colleague is because of the related terms hyperlink to find other articles or written pieces of work that are related to your topic. This tool makes it much easier to find articles that have the same subject matter when you need multiple resources.


EBSCOHost. (n.d.). EBSCO Information Services. Retrieved from

Hill, R., Law, D., Yelland, C., & Sved Williams, A. (2019). Treatment of postpartum psychosis in a mother-baby unit: do both mother and baby benefit? Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 27(2), 121–124.

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Academic Guides: Home. Retrieved from


NURS 6003 Week 4 Discussion: Using the Walden Library Sample 2

Using the Walden Library

I researched psychiatric and mental health nursing from the SAGE Journal database using the Walden University Library. My topic of interest was adults’ attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I found the article “An Observational Study of the Morning and Evening Behavior of Individuals With and Without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” in the Journal of Attention Disorders (Fabiano et al., 2022)This article was interesting due to the uniqueness of studying adults instead of pediatric patients. Fabiano et al. (2022) identified how most research on presenting ADHD symptoms and time of day focused on pediatrics in school. In this study, sixty adults ages 18-30 self-reported symptoms of ADHD during both the morning and evening hours for two weeks. Of the sixty adults in the study, thirty had an ADHD diagnosis NURS 6003 Week 4 Discussion: Using the Walden Library. Those diagnosed with ADHD were unmedicated or went off their medication under physician guidance for the duration of the study. The study concluded that symptoms of ADHD become more distinct for adults in the evening (Fabiano et al., 2022).

Difficulties with a Database Search

I experienced two difficulties while searching for an article in SAGE Journals. First, I entered search terms instead of browsing journals by discipline. This brought up too many articles that did not pertain to nursing. Second, I limited my search with the sliding publication bar, but it did not sort the articles accordingly. I found a few articles of interest I began to read but later realized the publication dates were not current research. The search terms and journal disciplines were accurate to the topic I was researching, so I promptly selected the sort drop-down by date so I could choose a recent peer-reviewed article.

Database Recommendations

SAGE Journals has peer-reviewed content in the business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology, and medicine. Peer-reviewed means experts review articles submitted to a journal in that field for correctness (Walden University, n.d.,b). I recommend using the SAGE Journals database for research on nursing topics that crossover the disciplines listed above. This database offers browsing by all SAGE journals or journals by field. One can browse discipline hubs to narrow the subject of interest further. For example, browsing by hubs instead of the Health Sciences journal by discipline further limits content in cardiology, pharmacology, neurology, orthopedics, and clinical medicine. However, SAGE Journals is not a Walden University library database that appears when the topic of nursing is the subject (n.d., a). Perhaps for my nursing colleagues, starting a research topic within the Walden University library databases with the subject area of nursing and the database selection of peer-reviewed articles could be another means of efficiency to limit unwanted results. SAGE Journals effectively provided on-topic adults with ADHD results to multiple scholarly articles within a peer-reviewed journal NURS 6003 Week 4 Discussion: Using the Walden Library.


Fabiano, G. A., Tower, D., Valente, M., Rejman, E., & Rodrigues, Z. (2022, July). An observational study of the morning and evening behavior of individuals with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Attention Disorders, 26(9), 1199-1211.

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Databases A-Z: Nursing. Retrieved June 21, 2022 from:

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Evaluating resources: Journals. Retrieved June 21, 2022 from: NURS 6003 Week 4 Discussion: Using the Walden Library

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