Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781437702590, 9781437715538

Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing

5th Edition

Authors: Sharon Murray Emily McKinney
eBook ISBN: 9781437715538
eBook ISBN: 9781455754533
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 28th September 2009
Page Count: 1056

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations for Nursing Care of Childbearing Families

  1. Maternity and Women’s Health Care Today
  2. The Nurse’s Role in Maternity and Women’s Health Care
  3. Ethical, Social, and Legal Issues
  4. Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
  5. Hereditary and Environmental Influences on Childbearing
  6. Part II: The Family Before Birth

  7. Conception and Prenatal Development
  8. Physiologic Adaptations to Pregnancy
  9. Psychosocial Adaptations to Pregnancy
  10. Nutrition for Childbearing
  11. Antepartal Fetal Assessment
  12. Perinatal Education
  13. Part III: The Family During Birth

  14. Processes of Birth
  15. Nursing Care During Labor and Birth
  16. Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance
  17. Pain Management During Childbirth
  18. Nursing Care During Obstetric Procedures
  19. Part IV: The Family Following Birth

  20. Postpartum Physiologic Adaptations
  21. Postpartum Psychosocial Adaptations
  22. Normal Newborn: Processes of Adaptation
  23. Assessment of the Normal Newborn
  24. Care of the Normal Newborn
  25. Infant Feeding
  26. Home Care of the Infant
  27. Part V: Families at Risk during the Childbearing Period

  28. The Childbearing Family with Special Needs
  29. Complications of Pregnancy
  30. Concurrent Disorders During Pregnancy
  31. Intrapartum Complications
  32. Postpartum Maternal Complications
  33. High-Risk Newborn: Complications Associated with Gestational Age and Development
  34. High-Risk Newborn: Acquired and Congenital Conditions
  35. Part VI: Women’s Health Care

  36. Family Planning
  37. Infertility
  38. Preventive Care for Women
  39. Women’s Health Problems


Known for its user-friendly, easy-to-understand coverage of complex concepts, this outstanding textbook provides all the information you need to provide competent nursing care to women and newborns. Step-by-step instructions for assessments and interventions help you quickly master key skills and techniques. The importance of understanding family, culture, client teaching, communication, and clinical decision making is emphasized throughout. This edition also features a new title that reflects its expanded coverage of women’s health issues.

Key Features

    • More than 30 Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help you to apply the nursing process to clinical situations and provide models for effective client and family care.
    • UNIQUE! Communication Cues provide guidance for interpreting client and family statements and behaviors.
    • UNIQUE! Therapeutic Communication boxes illustrate actual client and family dialogues that can be used in clinical practice.
    • Procedures provide clear instructions for performing common maternity skills and procedures, with rationales for each step.
    • Critical Thinking Exercises present realistic clinical situations and challenge you to prioritize and think critically.
    • Check Your Reading questions at the end of each section help you assess your mastery of key content.
    • Drug Guides outline important indications, adverse reactions, and nursing considerations for the most commonly used medications.
    • UNIQUE! Want to Know Boxes offer extensive client education guidelines for maternity and women’s health settings.


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    About the Authors

    Sharon Murray Author

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor Emerita, Health Professions, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA

    Emily McKinney Author

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Baylor Healthcare System, Dallas, TX