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The purpose of this capstone project is to identify OT’s role in maternal mental health following the transition home from a NICU setting. This capstone project focused on mothers’ roles, routines, and environment during the transition from the NICU to home. Mothers may feel unprepared for the discharge home when their babies are ready to leave the NICU (Boykova, 2016). Occupational therapists address occupational performance through skilled interventions for women during the perinatal period; however, there is a lack of evidence guiding occupational therapy for providing services for maternal wellness (Slootjes, 2016). This capstone project will help share information, ideas, and resources for occupational therapists providing services in maternal wellness.
San Marcos, CA
Occupational Therapy, Mothers, Patient Discharge, Intensive Care Units, Neonatal, Mental Health, Health Resources
Obstetrics and Gynecology | Occupational Therapy | Psychiatric and Mental Health
Briltz, Victoria; Cohill, Becki; and MacDermott, Susan, "Occupational Therapy's Role in Maternal Mental Health within Transition from NICU to Home" (2019). San Marcos, Fall 2019. 6.