Nurses working with childbearing families face a variety new challenges, including shortened lengths of hospital stay, the trend toward greater use of community-based and home care, and downsizing and mergers of health-care systems. This book is not only important reading for maternity nurses, but also can be used as an invaluable reference tool. The Eighth Edition of this popular book not only continues to emphasize the central role played by maternity nurses working with today's childbearing families, but also includes a global perspective, covering culture as a factor in relating to the woman's childbirth experience. It also includes a comprehensive, accessible segment on women's health issues.
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This portable handbook provides students with a succinct, quick-reference guide for use in the clinical setting. Content is organized by each stage of the childbirth process and includes normal and at risk information. Procedures, tables, photos, and illustrations are integrated throughout. Nursing students and professionals.About the Author:
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Marcia L. London
Marcia L. London has been able to combine her two greatest passions by being both a nurse caring for children and families and a teacher for almost 35 years. She received her B.S.N. and school nurse certificate from Plattsburgh State University in Plattsburgh, New York. After graduation, she began her nursing career as a pediatric nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City then moved to Pittsburgh, where she began her teaching career. Mrs. London accepted a faculty position at Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital Affiliate Program and received her M.S.N. in pediatrics as a clinical nurse specialist from the University of Pittsburgh. Mrs. London began teaching at Beth-El School of Nursing and Health Science in 1974 after opening the first intensive care nursery at Memorial Hospital of Colorado Springs. She has served in many administrative and faculty positions at Beth-El, including coordinator for nursing care of children for 32 years. Mrs. London maintains her clinical skills working in an urgent care and after-hours clinic and doing undergraduate pediatric clinical supervision. She obtained her postmaster’s neonatal nurse practitioner certificate in 1983 and subsequently developed the neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) program and the master’s NNP program at Beth-El. She is active nationally in neonatal nursing and was involved in the development of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Educational Program Guidelines. She has contributed 5 chapters to various neonatal nursing texts. Mrs. London is active in nurse practitioner education in general. She was involved in the revision of the Core Competency for Nurse Practitioners and Curriculum Guidelines for Nurse Practitioner Education, as a member of the Education Committee of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and participated as part of the Core Competency Validation Expert Panel. Mrs. London has also pursued her interest in college student learning by taking doctoral classes in higher education administration and adult learning at the University of Denver in Colorado. She feels fortunate to be involved in the education of her future colleagues. Her teaching philosophy is that, with support, students can achieve more than they may initially believe they are capable of achieving. Mrs. London and her husband have two sons and one dog (Reilly, daughter by proxy). Her two sons, Craig and Matthew, are involved in computer informatics, and media arts and animation and are more than willing to give Mom helpful hints.
Patricia A. Wieland Ladewig
Patricia A. Wieland Ladewig received her B.S. from the College of Saint Teresa in Winona, Minnesota. After graduation, she worked as a pediatric nurse before joining the U.S. Air Force. After completing her tour of duty, Dr. Ladewig relocated at Florida, where she accepted a faculty position at Florida State University. There she embraced teaching as her calling. Over the years, she taught at several schools of nursing while earning her M.S.N. in maternal-newborn nursing from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and her Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Denver in Colorado. In addition, she became a women’s health nurse practitioner and maintained a part-time clinical practice. In 1988 Dr. Ladewig became the first director of the nursing program at Regis College in Denver and., in 1991, when the college became Regis University, she became dean of the Rueckert-Hartman School for Health Professions. Under her guidance, the Department of Nursing has added a graduate program and the School has added three departments: the Department of Physical Therapy, the Department of Health Services Administration and Management, and the Department of Health Care Ethics. Dr. Ladewig feels that teaching others to be excellent, caring nurses gives her the best of all worlds because it keeps her in touch with the profession she loves and enables her to help shape the future of the nursing profession. When not at work or writing textbooks, Pat and her husband, Tim, enjoy skiing, baseball games, and traveling. However their greatest pleasure comes from their family: son Ryan, his wife, Amanda, and grandson Reed; and son, Erik, his wife Kedri, and granddaughter Emma.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PART ONE: CONTEMPORARY MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING 1 Current Issues in Maternal-Newborn Nursing 2 Care of the Family in a Culturally Diverse Society 3 Complementary and Alternative Therapies PART TWO: WOMENS HEALTH 4 Womens Health Across the Life Span 5 Womens Health: Family Planning 6 Womens Health: Commonly Occurring Infections 7 Womens Health Problems 8 Womens Care: Social Issues 9 Violence Against Women PART THREE: HUMAN REPRODUCTION 10 The Reproductive System 11 Conception and Fetal Development 12 Reproductive Concerns: Infertility and Genetics PART FOUR: PREGNANCY 13 Preparation for Parenthood 14 Physical and Psychological Changes of Pregnancy 15 Antepartal Nursing Assessment 16 The Expectant Family: Needs and Care 17 Adolescent Pregnancy 18 Maternal Nutrition 19 Pregnancy at Risk: Pregestational Problems 20 Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Onset 21 Assessment of Fetal Well-Being PART FIVE: BIRTH 22 Processes and States of Labor and Birth 23 Intrapartal Nursing Assessment 24 The Family in Childbirth: Needs and Care 25 Pain Management During Labor 26 Childbirth at Risk: The Intrapartal Period 27 Birth-Related Procedures PART SIX: THE NEWBORN 28 Physiologic Responses of the Newborn to Birth 29 Nursing Assessment of the Newborn 30 The Normal Newborn: Needs and Care 31 Newborn Nutrition 32 The Newborn at Risk: Conditions Present at Birth 33 The Newborn at Risk: Birth-Related Stressors PART SEVEN: POSTPARTUM 34 Postpartal Adaptation and Nursing Assessment 35 The Postpartal Family: Needs and Care 36 Home Care of the Postpartal Family 37 Grief and Loss in the Childbearing Family ****NEW CHAPTER**** 38 The Postpartal Family at Risk APPENDICES. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0132208733
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