Maternal-newborn nursing is multi-faceted, challenging and rewarding. It provides multiple opportunities to touch lives and make a difference. In the new edition, those facets and their impact on maternal-newborn nursing is evident, while emphasizing that family members are co-particpants in care.
Because of the varied and rich opportunities for nurses, the theme emphasized in this edition are the many facets of maternal-newborn nursing. This thread is subtly woven throughout the book.
New To This Edition
-New Chapter! Childbirth at Risk: Pre-Labor Complications(Chapter 21), which focuses on content that impacts both pregnancy and labor and birth
-NEW - Evidence in Action boxes provide a quick “clinical pearl” for effective nursing practice
-NEW - Client-Family Teaching Cards in the center of the text are handy tools for students to use while studying or as a quick reference in the clinical setting
-NEW - Fetal Development Chart is full-color foldout which depicts maternal and fetal development by month and provides specific teaching guidelines for each stage of pregnancy.
-UPDATED - Critical Thinking Case Studies ask students to consider a brief scenario and to determine the appropriate response in that situation.
-Updated references throughout the textbook