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Title: Paternal postpartum distress : a discourse analytic study
Author: Wilson, Christopher C.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3570 0611
Awarding Body: University of Hull
Current Institution: University of Hull
Date of Award: 2008
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This portfolio thesis comprises of three parts: a systematic review paper, an empirical report and appendices. Part one is a systematic review in which the literature relating to the empirical paper is reviewed. Literature concerning the prevalence of paternal distress within the first year postpartum is addressed. The review attempts to determine levels of severity and aims to stipulate when distress is more prevalent within the year. The usefulness of such epidemiological data is also considered. Part two is an empirical paper examining the discourses around the postpartum father. The study aimed to conceptualise how the father's discursive position may limit the acceptability of distress in this period. The paper outlines popular competing constructions of postpartum fatherhood and paternal affect drawn from the accounts of first-time parents, midwives and health visitors. The impact of such discursive inconsistency on the recognition of this clinical issue is discussed. Clinical implications are then described. Part three comprises the appendices. A reflective summary drawing on the overall research process is included.
Supervisor: Glover, Lesley ; Sandfield, Anna Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Medicine