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
Looks at the cultural factors contributing to a rise in alcoholism among today's women and compares today's practices to those of earlier generations while noting the current ineffectiveness of AA and other mainstream treatments.
"1. Introduction: The Stressed Sex? -- 2. Number Crunching: the pattern and prevalence of psychiatric problems -- 3. Digging deeper into the data -- 4. Emotional disorders -- 5. Alcohol and drug problems -- 6. Less common problems: eating disorders, anti-social personality disorder, and autism -- 7. Conclusion: putting the pieces together." - NLM
This book provides a framework and practical guidelines for managing women's health issues within the practice of physical therapy. It enables students to develop and implement customized patient care plans to deal with a broad range of disorders and health issues that either primarily affect women or manifest themselves differently in women.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Purchased with Kelowna General Hospital Foundation funds.