What should the concept of complete maternity care embrace? What contribution can it make to the individual and society? What is the role of the various professions providing service? And what part should expectant parents be encouraged and helped to play? This book explores the full range of the art and science of obstetric nursing. Interwoven with detailed scientific facts and practical guides to techniques are a broad and tender philosophy and an understanding, based on actual experience, of how good maternity nursing can enrich the childbearing experience and foster the necessary adjustments within the family. -- from Foreword.
A woman-centered approach to pregnancy must be flexible enough to address the variety of women's experiences around the world, encompassing medical conditions, cultures and family structures. It must also include women who choose not to carry a pregnancy or experience a miscarriage. This unique woman-centered text explores all these issues and more
Authors Susan Ricci and Terri Kyle have teamed up to deliver a unique resource for your students to understand the health needs of women and children. This new combination book, Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, will empower the reader to guide women and their children toward higher levels of wellness throughout the life cycle. The textbook emphasizes how to anticipate, identify, and address common problems to allow timely, evidence-based interventions. Features include unfolding case studies throughout each chapter, multiple examples of critical thinking, and an outstanding visual presentation with extensive illustrations depicting key concepts. A bound-in CD-ROM and a companion Website include video clips and NCLEX®-style review questions.
FAMILY-CENTERED MATERNITY AND NEWBORN CARE provides a straightforward presentation of basic maternity nursing content combined with numerous self-assessment activities and clinical applications. Organized according to the childbearing cycle, the text emphasizes the "normalcy" of pregnancy and birth.
An outline-format, inexpensive, paperback review book for undergraduate nursing students that can be used for course or subject review or NCLEX preparation. Contains NCLEX-style review questions in each chapter, a comprehensive exam, and additional questions on a back-of-book CD-ROM. This edition includes new NCLEX-style innovative item questions.
Since childbirth became a medicalized - and usually hospitalized - event a century ago, women's and families' psychosocial needs have been relegated to a somewhat peripheral role within the clinically focussed hierarchy of medical care. This text reinstates psychosocial issues as a primary focus of care, together with clinical excellence. Family-centred care is a familiar phrase in today's maternity services, with professional guidelines and hospital policies including the term in their care protocols; however, few definitions, and no specific standards, for family-centred care exist. While all caregivers and care services are likely to define their care as sensitive to women's needs, and family-centred, the actual implementation of a family-centred approach - despite it being a current fashion in care - is still inadequate. This book clearly defines family-centred perinatal care, and outlines how truly family-centred care can, and should, be implemented, and how, and where, this has been done.
The first edition helped bring the family approach to health care into the medical mainstream. This new edition, like the first, provides health care professionals with a practical guide to working with and treating both the individual patient and the family. Tackling challenging and emerging issues, such as AIDS and the family, race and gender, child abuse and domestic violence in addition to pregnancy, child behavior and chronic illness, this volume is sure to be an indispensable guide for primary care providers.