Summary: The focus of this nurse practitioner text is on 81 commonly seen disorders of adult women. It addresses both the medical aspects of the disorders and the nursing concerns and patient education.
Discusses 81 disorders commonly seen in adult women
Contains 26 common complaints, danger signs, complications of pregnancy, and 6 post-partum complications
Reviews growth and developmental stages...show more of the healthy adult female
Covers principles of promoting health and the essentials of good nutrition
Discusses ways to promote a healthy pregnancy and managing the complications of pregnancy and delivery
Contains chapter on menopause
Contains for each monograph title, definition, etiology, occurrence, age, ethnicity, gender, contributing factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, sequelae, prevention/prophylaxis, referral guidelines, education, and references
Many monographs followed by a diagnostic decision tree to illustrate diagnostic or treatment reasoning
Organized by anatomical areas in a head-to-toe approach
Each disorder chapter contains an overview of the essential elements to focus on during assessment
Edition/Copyright:00 Cover: Paperback Publisher:F. A. Davis Co. Year Published: 2000 International: No
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Brown, Kathleen M. Pelletier : University of Pennsylvania
MSN, CRNP, PhD, Adjunct Faculty, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ISBN 0803602928. 480 pp. Illustd. Soft cover. 1999
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Part 1: The Healthy Woman
1. Physiologic and Psychologic Changes 2. Promoting Health 3. Nutrition
Part 2: Assessment
4. History Taking 5. Review of Systems
Part 3: Treating Illness
6. Integument and Lymphatics 7. Chest 8. Reproductive 9. Menopause 10. Hepatic and Renal 11. Musculoskletal 12. Peripheral Vascular 13. Endocrine, Metabolic, and Nutritional 14. Psychosocial 15. Hematologic and Immune Systems 16. Symptom-Based Problems
Part 4: Promoting a Healthy Pregnancy
17. Antenatal Care 18. Postpartum Care
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