Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada

1st Edition


  • Shannon Perry
  • Shannon Perry
  • Marilyn Hockenberry
  • Deitra Lowdermilk
  • David Wilson
  • Cheryl Sams
  • Lisa Keenan-Lindsay
    • Print ISBN 9781927406007
    • Electronic ISBN

    Key Features

    • UNIQUE! Nursing Process boxes offer quick access to nursing process information for major diseases and conditions.
    • UNIQUE! Nursing Alerts point out critical information to consider when caring for patients.
    • UNIQUE! Guidelines boxes outline instructions for skills or procedures in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format.
    • UNIQUE! Emergency boxes offer quick reference to emergency procedures for critical maternity and pediatric emergencies.
    • UNIQUE! Home Care boxes offer helpful patient and family self-care guidelines for delivering effective care in the home environment.
    • UNIQUE! Atraumatic Care boxes in the pediatric section illustrate how to provide competent nursing care without creating undue physical or psychological stress for pediatric patients, families, and nurses.
    • UNIQUE! Community Focus boxes examine community issues and provide resources and guidance on caring for families outside the clinical setting.
    • UNIQUE! Cultural Awareness boxes address culturally competent care for patients with a variety of customs and beliefs.
    • UNIQUE! Family-Centered Teaching boxes discuss the family's role and needs in caring for the patient.

    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: Chi


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    About the authors

    Shannon Perry

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

    Shannon Perry

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

    Marilyn Hockenberry

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor Duke School of Nursing; Chair, Duke Institutional Research Board Duke University Durham, North Carolina

    Deitra Lowdermilk

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Clinical Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

    David Wilson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Staff Nurse, Pediatric Emergency Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK, USA

    Cheryl Sams

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Arts and Health Sciences, Seneca College, King City, Ontario Canada

    Lisa Keenan-Lindsay

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Nursing, Seneca College