Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings: Eighth Edition / Edition 8

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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!

This extensively revised and updated edition is designed to be used as a guide for nursing management of the common gynecological conditions of women, for use in community-based or ambulatory settings. The 8th edition has a number of special features: New information on contraceptive methods, the latest CDC guidelines for management of sexually transmitted diseases, information on smoking cessation and assessing risk of heart disease in women, osteoporosis assessment and prevention, management of abnormal Pap smears, hormone therapy, breast conditions and breast cancer risk, and emergency contraception. Extensive appendixes include dozens of patients handouts, a health history form, informed consent forms for contraceptives, and a self assessment of HIV/AIDS risk.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826116260
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/13/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Joellen W. Hawkins, RN, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP has been a women's health nurse practitioner since 1969 and is Professor Emerita, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College where from 1983 to 2007 she was the coordinator of the women's health nurse practitioner program, teaching clinical and theory courses for that program, as well as the advanced practice role course. Currently, she is Writer in Residence at Simmons College, Department of Nursing, Boston. For 30 years, she practiced as a WHNP in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Her research includes abuse during pregnancy; screening for abuse, coalition building to address violence in a community, and historical work on individual nurses, advanced practice nursing, and women's health nurse practitioners. She is the Chief Nursing Consultant for Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary T-22. She is the author or editor of 36 books and more than 100 articles in professional journals.

Diane M. Roberto-Nichols, BS, APRN-C, has practiced as an OB/GYN nurse practitioner for more than 30 years. She practices at the University of Connecticut Student Health Services (Storrs) and Ellington OB/GYN Associates in Ellington, CT. Her practice focus has been women's health, starting as coordinator of the Women's Health Clinic at the University of Connecticut (Storrs), where she was instrumental in making contraception and confidential health care available to female students. She also co-developed a protocol and implemented an assault crisis center for sexually and physically abused students at the University, as well as co-authored the protocols that served as the prototype for this book. She continues to provide education and health care to women throughout the life span.

J. Lynn Stanley-Haney, MA, APRN-C, is an Adult Medicine nurse practitioner with special practice areas in Gynecology and Psychiatry. Her current practice includes Ellington OB/GYN Associates (Ellington, CT), Eastern Connecticut State University Counseling and Psychological Services (Willimantic, CT) and Private Practice in Psychotherapy and Psychotherapeutic Medication Management. Since certification in 1980, she has pursued advocacy in women's health and access to care. As the Director of Nursing for the University of Connecticut Student Health Services (1978 - 1993), she worked with their Women's Health Clinic in assuring quality of care and also provided direct care to students. Along with her long time colleague and co-author Diane Roberto-Nichols, she co-developed and implemented a 24-hour sexual assault crisis service for physically abused and sexually assaulted women students as well as co-authored the protocols that served as the prototype for this book. Since leaving the university, she has worked to implement and manage, as well as practice clinically in state funded school-based health services.

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Table of Contents

  1. Preface
    Part I: Clinical Guidelines
  2. Methods of Family Planning
  3. Infertility
  4. Vaginal Discharge, Vaginitis, and STDs
  5. Miscellaneous Gynecological Aberrations
  6. Breast Conditions
  7. Cervical Aberrations
  8. Menstrual Disorders
  9. Post-Abortion Care
  10. Abuse, Battering, Violence, and Sexual Assault
  11. Sexual Dysfunction
  12. Peri- and Postmenopause
  13. Smoking Cessation
  14. Loss of Integrity of Pelvic Floor Structures
  15. Genitourinary Tract
  16. Pre-conception Care
  17. Weight Management
  18. Complementary Therapies
  19. Emotional/Mental Health Issues

  20. Part II: Appendixes
  21. "For Your Information": Patient Education Handouts
  22. Health History Form
  23. Gynecological Annual Exam Form
  24. Informed Consent Forms
  25. Danger Assessment (To Prevent Battering)
  26. Self Assessment of AIDS (HIV) Risk
  27. Vulvar Self-Examination
  28. Women and Heart Disease: Risk Factor Assessment
  29. Women's Health Websites

  30. Bibliographies
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