Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada


  • Shannon Perry, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
  • Shannon Perry, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
  • Marilyn Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, Professor Duke School of Nursing; Chair, Duke Institutional Research Board Duke University Durham, North Carolina
  • Deitra Lowdermilk, RNC, PhD, FAAN, Clinical Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • David Wilson, MS, RNC-NIC, Staff Nurse, Pediatric Emergency Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK, USA
  • Cheryl Sams, RN, BScN, MSN, Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Arts and Health Sciences, Seneca College, King City, Ontario Canada
  • Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, RN, MN, PNC(C), LCCE , Professor of Nursing, Seneca College

Finally, a Canadian text for maternity and pediatrics nursing courses! Canadian contributors have ensured that Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada provides just the "right amount" of maternity and pediatrics content. User-friendly, up-to-date coverage offers everything you need for success in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the CRNE examination.
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Book information

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  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-1-927406-00-7

Table of Contents


Unit 1: Introduction to Perinatal Nursing

  1. Contemporary Perinatal Nursing in Canada
  2. The Family and Culture
  3. Community Care
  4. Unit 2: Women’s Health

  5. Health Promotion
  6. Health Assessment
  7. Reproductive Health
  8. Infertility, Contraception, and Abortion
  9. Unit 3: Pregnancy

  10. Preconception, Genetics, Conception, and Fetal Development
  11. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
  12. Nursing Care During Pregnancy
  13. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition
  14. Pregnancy Risk Factors and Assessment: Maternal and Fetal
  15. Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Conditions
  16. Pregnancy at Risk: Preexisting Conditions
  17. Unit 4: Childbirth

  18. Labour and Birth Processes
  19. Comfort Measures for Labour
  20. Fetal Health Surveillance During Labour
  21. Nursing Care During Labour and Birth
  22. Labour and Birth at Risk
  23. Unit 5: Postpartum Period

  24. Maternal Physiological Changes
  25. Nursing Care During the Fourth Trimester
  26. Transition to Parenthood
  27. Postpartum Complications
  28. Unit 6: Newborn

  29. Physiological Adaptations of the Newborn
  30. Nursing Care of the Newborn
  31. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding
  32. Infants with Gestational Age-Related Problems
  33. The Newborn at Risk: Acquired and Congenital Problems

    Unit 7: Children, Their Families, and the Nurse

  35. Contemporary Pediatric Nursing
  36. Community-Based Nursing Care of the Child and Family
  37. Family Influences on Child Health Promotion
  38. Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion
  39. Developmental Influences on Child Health Promotion
  40. Unit 8: Assessment of the Child and Family

  41. Communication, History, Physical, and Developmental Assessment
  42. Pain Assessment and Management
  43. Unit 9: Health Promotion and Special Health Problems

  44. The Infant and Family
  45. The Toddler and Family
  46. The Preschooler and Family
  47. The School-Age Child and Family
  48. The Adolescent and Family
  49. Unit 10: Special Needs, Illness, and Hospitalization

  50. Chronic Illness, Disability, and End-of-Life Care
  51. Cognitive and Sensory Impairment
  52. Family-Centred Home Care
  53. Reaction to Illness and Hospitalization
  54. Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions
  55. Unit 11: Health Problems of Children

  56. Respiratory Dysfunction
  57. Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
  58. Cardiovascular Dysfunction
  59. Hematological and Immunological Dysfunction
  60. Genitourinary Dysfunction
  61. Cerebral Dysfunction
  62. Endocrine Dysfunction
  63. Integumentary Dysfunction
  64. Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction
  65. Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction


A. Relationship of Drugs to Breast Milk and Effect on Infant

B. Developmental/Sensory Assessment

C. Growth Measurements

D. Common Laboratory Tests

E. Pediatric Vital Signs and Parameters