- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Donald R. Frey, MD (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This manual presents the numerous aspects of women's health from a life-course perspective. The work draws heavily from epidemiologic sources in detailing its approach to women's healthcare.
Purpose: The book is intended to present women's healthcare as a continuum of experiences throughout a woman's lifelong growth and development. Given the testing and monitoring bias that has existed in the past with respect to how disease entities affect women, this work presents comprehensive women's health information in a most welcome fashion.
Audience: The book is intended for all practitioners who care for women on an ongoing basis. Those readers with an interest in the epidemiology of disease will find the book particularly interesting. The editors are both members of the prestigious London School of Public Health.
Features: Women's health and disease, with an emphasis on lifelong prevention and risk factors, are underscored throughout the book. Genetic, cultural, family, and environmental factors are thoroughly discussed methods of intervention to improve outcomes are discussed. Charts, algorithms, and graphs are used extensively. Some readers not well versed in the language of epidemiology may find the book a bit difficult.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive review of how lifelong risk factors affect women's health in a host of positive and negative ways. Practitioners with a strong interest in epidemiology will find the book quite fascinating.