Maternity and Women's Health Care / Edition 8

Maternity and Women's Health Care / Edition 8

by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, Shannon E. Perry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323020089

ISBN-13: 9780323020084

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

The underlying theme of Maternity & Women's Health Care, 8e is how to take care of a woman of childbearing age in today's society. The book is designed to meet the needs of today's students through a clear, readable writing style and a more focused content presentation. Content carefully integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and health promotion…  See more details below

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The underlying theme of Maternity & Women's Health Care, 8e is how to take care of a woman of childbearing age in today's society. The book is designed to meet the needs of today's students through a clear, readable writing style and a more focused content presentation. Content carefully integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and health promotion into the continuum of care. Maternity & Women's Health Care has the most comprehensive coverage of maternal, newborn, and women's health nursing care than any other text on the market.

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter, Care of the Newborn at Home, contains information about caring for the newborn at home, including signs of complications, home phototherapy, developmental care, and nutrition and feeding.
  • Resources integrated by chapter provide a handy reference for additional study.
  • UNIQUE! Marginal icons indicating alternative and complementary therapies content alerts the student to useful information on alternatives to traditional care techniques.
Key Features:
  • Incorporates Evidence-Based Practice as summarized in the Cochrane Pregnancy & Childbirth Database, which is a collection of research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices that have unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects.
  • Women's health content provides a thorough understanding of health promotion and disease prevention, common health concerns, and care of common conditions in women throughout the childbearing years.
  • Health promotion and prevention is integrated throughout to maintain a focus on wellness.
  • Family content is introduced in Chapter 2 and then incorporated in the pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum, and newborn chapters to emphasize the importance of including the family in the continuum of care.
  • Emphasizes Care Management throughout by focusing on the use of the nursing process and Nursing Plans of Care and on collaborative care management by other means, such as Care Paths.
  • Teaching for Self-Care boxes emphasize guidelines for the client to practice self-care and transfer information from the hospital to the home.
  • Thoroughly updated Genetics chapter addresses issues of concern in both obstetrics and women's health and provides new information on genetic transmission, the Human Genome Project, and the role of the nurse in genetics.
  • English/Spanish Guidelines boxes provide the student with a handy reference for communicating when teaching clients and families.
  • Culture content is integrated throughout to stress the importance of assessing for and understanding cultural variations when providing care.
  • Care of the childbearing adolescent is integrated throughout to provide important age related considerations within each corresponding content area.
  • Nurse Alert boxes highlight critical information for the nurse.
  • Medication Guides offer information about the most common drugs.
Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, RNC, PhD, FAAN and Shannon E. Perry, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323020084
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1248
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.16(h) x 1.99(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Contemporary Maternity Nursing and Women's Health Care1
Ch. 2Community Care: The Family and Culture16
Ch. 3Genetics52
Ch. 4Alternative and Complementary Therapies74
Ch. 5Assessment and Health Promotion91
Ch. 6Violence Against Women131
Ch. 7Reproductive System Concerns155
Ch. 8Sexually Transmitted and Other Infections185
Ch. 9Contraception and Abortion220
Ch. 10Infertility246
Ch. 11Problems of the Breast267
Ch. 12Structural Disorders and Neoplasms of the Reproductive Systems289
Ch. 13Conception and Fetal Development327
Ch. 14Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy348
Ch. 15Maternal and Fetal Nutrition369
Ch. 16Nursing Care During Pregnancy397
Ch. 17Childbirth and Perinatal Education448
Ch. 18Labor and Birth Processes468
Ch. 19Management of Discomfort488
Ch. 20Fetal Assessment During Labor518
Ch. 21Nursing Care During Labor541
Ch. 22Postpartum Physiology607
Ch. 23Nursing Care of the Postpartum Woman616
Ch. 24Transition to Parenthood647
Ch. 25Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations of the Newborn682
Ch. 26Nursing Care of the Newborn708
Ch. 27Newborn Nutrition and Feeding755
Ch. 28Care of the Newborn at Home789
Ch. 29Assessment for Risk Factors811
Ch. 30Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy837
Ch. 31Antepartal Hemorrhagic Disorders860
Ch. 32Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders881
Ch. 33Medical-Surgical Problems in Pregnancy905
Ch. 34Obstetric Critical Care932
Ch. 35Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse960
Ch. 36Labor and Birth Complications983
Ch. 37Postpartum Complications1036
Ch. 38Acquired Problems of the Newborn1051
Ch. 39Hemolytic Disorders and Congenital Anomalies1082
Ch. 40Nursing Care of the High Risk Newborn1112
Ch. 41Grieving the Loss of a Newborn1150

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