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From The Critics"This title covers the gamut of topics in a simple, straightforward way from a health-care practitioner perspective. Sidebars provide additional tips from nurses, explain medical terms, or give additional information. Each chapter ends with a list of online resources, making it easy to skip around to sections that are of particular use or interest to individual readers. Quotes from women describing their experiences add a personal touch. A solid choice for general information about menopause in one volume." — Library Journal, 11/15/2010
"Nurses are experts at translating knowledge for patients. Rouse, a registered nurse, has written this book for women experiencing this bewildering time in life through the eyes of a nurse. The easy-to-read text mixes understandable explanations with solid medical knowledge. What Nurses Know outlines the physiology of menopause, its symptoms, and includes tips and recommendations for its management.
The symptoms reviewed range from hot flashes and night sweats to decreased libido and sleep disturbances. The book also includes an honest appraisal of the benefits and risks of hormone therapy. There are sidebars from nurses and quotes from women about their experiences.
Overall, What Nurses Know is an enjoyable, informative read and highly recommended."—Lisa Astalos Chism DNP, APRN, BC, NCMP, North American Menopause Society, January 2011
“Karen does a particularly good job covering hormone therapy starting with an overview of research studies including the Women’s Health Initiative and current recommendations about HRT. For those who are considering HRT, and are weighing the risks vs. benefits, she provides a list of factors that you should think about and review with your physician. And for those who are thoroughly confused about what bio-identical hormones really are, you’ll find a comprehensive explanation without bias, which is rare these days.”—