Maternal Child Nursing Care - 4th Edition

Maternal Child Nursing Care

4th Edition

Authors: Shannon Perry Marilyn Hockenberry Deitra Lowdermilk David Wilson
Imprint: Mosby

Table of Contents


Unit 1: Introduction to Maternity Nursing

  1. Contemporary Maternity Nursing
  2. The Family and Culture
  3. Community and Home Care
  4. Unit 2: Reproductive Years

  5. Health Promotion and Illness Prevention
  6. Health Assessment
  7. Common Health Problems
  8. Infertility, Contraception, and Abortion
  9. Unit 3: Pregnancy

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

  18. Labor and Birth Processes
  19. Management of Discomfort
  20. Fetal Assessment during Labor
  21. Nursing Care During Labor and Birth
  22. Labor and Birth at Risk
  23. Unit 5: Postpartum Period

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

  29. Physiologic 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



This market-leading textbook provides just the "right amount" of maternity and pediatric content in an easy-to-understand manner. Divided into two sections, the first part of the book includes 28 chapters on maternity nursing and the second part contains 27 chapters covering pediatric nursing. Numerous illustrations, photos, boxes, and tables clarify key content and help you quickly find essential information. And because it’s written by market-leading experts in maternity and pediatric nursing, you can be sure you’re getting the accurate, practical information you need to succeed in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the NCLEX® examination.

Key Features

    • 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 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 Care boxes discuss the family’s role and needs in caring for the patient.
    • UNIQUE! Nursing Process boxes offer quick access to nursing process information for major diseases and conditions.
    • Critical Thinking Exercises provide case scenarios to promote sound clinical decision making.
    • Nursing Care Plans include rationales for interventions and provide specific guidelines for delivering effective nursing care.
    • Patient Teaching boxes highlight important information for communicating continuing care instructions to patients and families.


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    About the Authors

    Shannon Perry Author

    Affiliations and Expertise

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

    Marilyn Hockenberry Author

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Bessie Baker Distinguished Professor of Nursing Professor of Pediatrics Chair, Duke Institutional Review Board Duke University Durham, NC

    Deitra Lowdermilk Author

    Affiliations and Expertise

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

    David Wilson Author

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Staff PALS Coordinator Children's Hospital at Saint Francis Tulsa, OK