Fatherhood in the Shadows – Addressing Postpartum Depression in Fathers

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Course Description

This one-hour continuing education presentation is designed to provide healthcare professionals, mental health practitioners, and educators with a comprehensive understanding of postpartum depression in fathers. While postpartum depression in mothers has received significant attention, fathers' experiences often go unnoticed or misunderstood. This course aims to bridge this knowledge gap by exploring the causes, symptoms, risk factors, and effective interventions for postpartum depression in fathers.

Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, healthcare professionals will be able to:

  • Define postpartum depression, specifically in fathers
  • Describe the assessment of postpartum depression in fathers
  • Explain the healthcare provider’s role in the diagnosis and management of postpartum depression
  • Describe potential negative impacts of postpartum depression in fathers
  • List support strategies for fathers with postpartum depression
Credit/Contact Hours
  • Judith Wika, MSN, CNM, FACNM
    Retired Assistant Professor, Shenandoah University
  • Megan Arbour, PhD, RN, CNM, CNE
    Associate Professor, Frontier Nursing University
Development Team
  • Trisha Moreno
  • English
Release Date
October 5, 2023
Expiration Date
October 5, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review with Rationale
  • Case Studies
  • Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall
  • Video Clips
  • Video Narration
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Graded Final Quiz
  • Passing 80%+
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