Maternity and Women's Health Care, 13th Edition
This bestselling maternity book is now even better! Maternity and Women's Health Care, 13th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of everything students need to know about caring for women of childbearing age. In addition to emphasizing childbearing concerns like newborn care, it also addresses wellness promotion and management of women's health problems. In describing the continuum of care, it integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and community-based care. New guidelines are incorporated with updated content throughout, focusing on prioritization of care and interprofessional care.
- Expert authors of the market-leading maternity nursing textbook deliver the most accurate, up-to-date content.
- Signs of Potential Complications highlight vital concerns, alerting you to signs and symptoms of complications and the immediate interventions to provide.
- Cultural Considerations stress the importance of considering the beliefs and health practices of clients and their families from various cultures when providing care.
- Medication Guides provide key information about commonly used medications with specific nursing implications.
- Medication Alerts highlighted and integrated within the content alert readers to critical drug information that must be considered to provide safe client care.
- Safety Alerts highlighted and integrated within the content draw attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice.
- Nursing Care Plans identify priority client problems and concerns, along with appropriate interventions and rationales.
- Community Activity boxes focus on maternal and newborn activities that can be pursued in local community settings and online and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings, including assisting clients in locating resources.
- Emergency boxes provide information about various emergency situations and offer a quick reference in critical situations.
- Teaching for Self-Management boxes highlight important information that nurses need to communicate to clients and families for follow-up care.
- NEW! Case studies for the Next Generation NCLEX®.
- NEW! Content on COVID-19 includes current recommendations from professional organizations related to vaccines and the care of pregnant women and newborns.
- UPDATED! Increased coverage of the needs of nontraditional families.
- UPDATED! Coverage of legislative changes that affect health care delivery in the United States.
- UPDATED! Current recommendations and practice changes from professional organizations, such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
- UPDATED! Enhanced content on client- and family-centered care focuses on diversity and cultural assessment.
- UPDATED! Added emphasis on racial disparities in relation to women’s health and childbearing.
- UPDATED! Cutting-edge content on treatments for breast cancer.
Part 1. Introduction to Maternity and Women's Health Care
1. 21st Century Maternity and Women’s Health Nursing
2. Community Care: The Family and Culture
3. Nursing and Genomics
Part 2. Women's Health
4. Assessment and Health Promotion
5. Violence Against Women
6. Reproductive System Concerns
7. Sexually Transmitted and Other Infections
8. Contraception and Abortion
10. Problems of the Breast
11. Structural Disorders and Neoplasms of the Reproductive System
Part 3. Pregnancy
12. Conception and Fetal Development
13. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
14. Nursing Care of the Family During Pregnancy
15. Maternal Nutrition
Part 4. Labor and Birth
16. Labor and Birth Processes
17. Maximizing Comfort for The Laboring Woman
18. Fetal Assessment During Labor
19. Nursing Care of the Family During Labor and Birth
Part 5. Postpartum
20. Postpartum Physiologic Changes
21. Nursing Care of the Family During the Postpartum Period
22. Transition to Parenthood
Part 6. The Newborn
23. Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations of the Newborn
24. Nursing Care of the Newborn and Family
25. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding
Part 7. Complications of Pregnancy
26. Assessment of High-Risk Pregnancy
27. Hypertensive Disorders
28. Hemorrhagic Disorders
29. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
30. Medical-Surgical Disorders
31. Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse
32. Labor and Birth Complications
33. Postpartum Complications
Part 8. Newborn Complications
34. Nursing Care of the High-Risk Newborn
35. Acquired Problems of the Newborn
36. Hemolytic Disorders and Congenital Anomalies
37. Perinatal Loss, Bereavement, and Grief
Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, RNC, PhD, FAAN, Clinical Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Mary Catherine Cashion, RN, BC, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA, Kathryn Rhodes Alden, EdD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Ellen Olshansky, PhD, RN, WHNP-E, FAAN, Professor Emerita,Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing and Founding Director,Program in Nursing Science,University of California Irvine,Irvine, California and Shannon E. Perry, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA