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"[A] comprehensive resource oriented to advanced nursing students, but one that also will interest women wishing to learn more about thier health....The volume also covers nutrition, exercise, sexuality, infertility...and other chronic illnesses and disabilities. A wonderful resource. Summing up: Highly recommended."
This book is the ideal tool to help graduate level nursing students expand their understanding of women's health care and wellness issues. For easy reference, Women's Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing is organized into four parts:
Women and Their Lives, covering connections between women's lives and their health
Frameworks for Practice, addressing health care practice with women
Health Promotion, covering ways for women to promote their health and prevent many chronic diseases
Threats to Health and Health Problems, addressing problems unique to women, diseases more prevalent in women, and those in which there are different risk factors
Key features include:
The most recently available data on selected social characteristics of women with a focus on changing population demographics
Separate chapters on health issues of adolescent/young adult, midlife, and older women
Chapters on preconceptional and prenatal care
Chapters covering cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, sexually transmitted infections and other common infections, HIV/AIDS, and women with disabilities
Lesbian health care content, which is integrated throughout
Catherine Ingram Fogel, PhD, RNC, FAAN, is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Fogel's teaching and research interests are centered on the health problems and health care of women, particularly those in the childbearing years and those in prison.
Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN, is dean of the School of Nursing and professor in the department of family and child nursing at the University of Washington. In 1989 Dr. Woods helped establish the first NIH-funded Center for Women's Health Research at the University of Washington. Dr. Woods has served as president of the American Academy of Nursing, the North American Menopause Society, and the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. Her honors include election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and to the American Academy of Nursing. She received the American Nurses Foundation Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research Award, and in 2003, she received the Pathfinder Award from the Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research.