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 https://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/search/advanced?vid=136
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1039856218822743
Walden University Library. (n.d.). Academic Guides: Home. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library