Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 19, 2001: Women's Health Research

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This book demonstrates that nurses have made an important contribution to the advancement and expansion of women's health knowledge. Selecting the health issues of most importance to women, the editors have assembled leading nurse researchers to review, summarize, and critique nursing research within each area. A general overview of the field is also provided. Contributors include Angela McBride, Linda Andrist, Janice Humphreys, and Jacquelyn Campbell. Also contributing are Kathleen MacPherson and Nancy King Reame, nurse members of the original Boston Women's Health Collective, which authors OUR BODIES, OURSELVES.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This volume in the Annual Review of Nursing Research (ARNR) series focuses on an overview of selected topics on women's health research over the past 10-15 years.
Purpose: The purpose is to extend the knowledge base in women's health research. Selected topics that have not been recently reviewed have been chosen.
Audience: The target audience is healthcare professionals involved in women's health. This volume is also useful for nurse researchers to identify gaps and trends in women's health research.
Features: Research on selected areas of women's health is summarized. The editors have chosen topics that have not been extensively reviewed in recent publications. These topics include menstrual cycle, women's multiple roles, menopause, lesbian health, immigrant health, partner violence, stress, fatigue and sleep alterations, and healthcare decision-making.
Assessment: This is a valuable resource that contributes to the knowledge base for women's health. These state-of-the-art summaries provide topics for further research and ideas for research utilization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826114082
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/16/2001
  • Series: Annual Review of Nursing Research Series, #19
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was Dean from 1982 through 1997. She has received numerous honors and awards including the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 18 times. Dr. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and health care literature, is senior editor for Springer's revived Nursing Leadership and Management Series and just stepped down as senior editor for Springer's Annual Review of Nursing Research Series. Her most recent Springer books are The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Clinical Nurse Leader: Essentials of Program Development and Implementation for Clinical Practice; 201 Careers in Nursing; Encyclopedia of Nursing Research 3e, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: An Interpersonal Approach (with Jones & Rogers).

Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN, is dean of the School of Nursing and professor in the department of family and child nursing at the University of Washington. In 1989 Dr. Woods helped establish the first NIH-funded Center for Women's Health Research at the University of Washington. Dr. Woods has served as president of the American Academy of Nursing, the North American Menopause Society, and the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. Her honors include election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and to the American Academy of Nursing. She received the American Nurses Foundation Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research Award, and in 2003, she received the Pathfinder Award from the Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
• What We Know and How We Know It: Contributions from Nursing to Women's Health Research and Scholarship, Diana Taylor and Nancy Woods
• Conceptual Models for Women's Health Research: Reclaiming Menopause as an Exemplar of Nursing's Contributions to Feminist Scholarship, Linda C. Andrist and Kathleen MacPherson
Part II: Research on Women's Social Roles and Health
• Women as Mothers and Grandmothers, Angela Barron McBride and Cheryl Prohaska Shore
• Women and Employment: A Decade Review, Marcia Gruis Killien
• Interventions for Women as Family Caregivers, Margaret J. Bull
Part III: Research on Diversity and Women's Health
• Lesbian Health and Health Care, Linda A. Berhard
• Immigrant Women and Their Health, Karen Aroian
Part IV: Research on Women's Health and Illness Issues
• Women & Stress, Cheryl Cahill
• Sleep and Fatigue, Kathryn A. Lee
• Intimate Partner Violence against Women, Janice Humphreys, Barbara Parker, and Jacquelyn Campbell
• Health Decisions and Decision Support for Women, Marilyn L. Rothert and Annette M. O'Connor
• Female Troubles: An Analysis of Menstrual Cycle Research in the NINR Portfolio as a Model for Science Development in Women's Health, Nancy King Reame

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