Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781437702590, 9781455754533

Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing

5th Edition

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

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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.

    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


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    About the Author

    Sharon Murray

    Affiliations and Expertise

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

    Emily McKinney

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Baylor Healthcare System, Dallas, TX