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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Andrea D. Posey, RN, BSN, MSN (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Description: This book provides a variety of instructions and illustrations for obstetric/gynecology patients that are ready to photocopy and distribute to clients. This third edition is an update from second edition published in 1997.
Purpose: The purpose is to make available an assortment of patient instruction sheets in a convenient manner by binding them in a single book. By doing this, it is easy for the nursing staff to locate and use the materials.
Audience: The book is aimed at the general, nonmedical public. The language used in the instructions is suitable and they are easy to understand. The author, Hugh S. Miller, MD, is an expert in the area.
Features: The book covers a number of topics that relate to obstetric and gynecologic issues. Some of the topics include women's health, pregnancy and breastfeeding, male and female contraception, and diagnostic procedures. The illustrations at the end of the book include basic anatomy that is uncomplicated. A CD-ROM is also included that allows printing of these forms from a computer.
Assessment: This publication is an excellent tool for the Obstetrics/Gynecology office. It offers comprehensive, understandable patient instructions. The third edition includes 42 new topics and updated information based upon recent research.