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Maternity and Women's Health Care



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Maternity & Women's Health Care, 9th Edition takes a collaborative care approach to maternal, newborn, and women's health nursing that emphasizes the nurse's role on the care team. Easy to read and logically organized, it follows the nursing process and offers evidence-based coverage of everything you need to know about caring for women of childbearing age. Key topics include evidence-based practice, family, culture, community, and health promotion. Practical application exercises and comprehensive care plans help strengthen your maternity nursing skills. Practical application approach follows the nursing process and emphasizes collaborative care and the nurse's role in health promotion and the family. Comprehensive nursing care plans provide examples of both normal and abnormal conditions. Nurse Alert boxes highlight essential nursing care information. Focuses on the importance of including the family in the continuum of care. Explores cultural considerations and the importance of assessing for and understanding cultural variations when providing care. Teaching for Self-Care boxes provide follow-up care instructions for patients transitioning from hospital to home. Medication Guides offer information about common drugs used during the childbearing process. Evidence-Based Practice boxes explore research findings and their effect on clinical practice. Critical Thinking Exercises help you strengthen problem-solving skills by applying key concepts to realistic clinical situations. Community Activity Exercises introduce you to nursing care in a variety of settings.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Maternity & Womens Health Nursing
Contemporary Maternity Nursing and Women's Health Care
Community Care: The Family and Culture
Alternative & Complementary Therapies
Womens Health
Assessment & Health Promotion
Violence Against Women
Reproductive System Concerns
Sexually Transmitted and Other Infections
Contraception and Abortion
Problems of the Breast
Structural Disorders and Neoplasms of the Reproductive System
Conception and Fetal Development
Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
Maternal and Fetal Nutrition
Nursing Care During Pregnancy
Childbirth and Perinatal Education
Labor and Birth Processes
Management of Discomfort
Fetal Assessment During Labor
Nursing Care During Labor
Postpartum Physiology
Nursing Care of the Postpartum Woman
Transition to Parenthood
The Newborn
Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations of the Newborn
Nursing Care of the Newborn
Newborn Nutrition and Feeding
Care of the Newborn at Home
Complications of Pregnancy
Assessment for Risk Factors
Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
Antepartal Hemorrhagic Disorders
Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Medical-Surgical Problems in Pregnancy
Obstetric Critical Care
Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse
Labor and Birth Complications
Postpartum Complications
Newborn Complications
Acquired Problems of the Newborn
Hemolytic Disorders and Congenital Anomalies
Nursing Care of the High Risk Newborn
Grieving the Loss of a Newborn
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