Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN is a distinguished professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut. Her program of research is focused on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She has developed the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS) from her series of qualitative studies on postpartum depression. She also has developed a theory of traumatic childbirth, called the Ever Widening Ripple Effect. This midrange theory is based on her series of qualitative studies on traumatic childbirth and its resulting PTSD. She serves on the editorial board of Global Qualitative Nursing Research, Journal of Perinatal Education and Advances in Nursing Science. She has written:
Beck, C. T. (2016). Developing a Program of Research in Nursing. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Long, T. & Beck CT (2017). Writing in nursing: A brief guide. New York: Oxford University Press.
Beck, C. T., Driscoll, J. W., & Watson, S. (2013). Traumatic childbirth. New York: Routledge.
Beck, C.T. (Ed.) (2013). Routledge International Handbook of Qualitative Nursing Research. New York: Routledge.
Beck, C.T. & Driscoll, J.W. (2006). Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders: A clinician's guide. Sudbury, Ma.: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C.T. (2018). Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice. (9th Ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams, & Wilkins.
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C.T. (2017). Nursing Research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10th Ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.