Summary: Nursing care for pregnant women and children is a family-centered process, andMaternal and Child Nursing Care, 3e,is a text that addresses the needs of families across the continuum, from conception through adolescence. The themes that shape this bookndash; nursing care in the community, client education, critical thinking, and evidence-based practice in nursingndash;will prepare students for the responsibility of managing care for families with diverse healthcare needs, and to w ...show moreork collaboratively with families and other health professionals to enhance care. middot; Assessmentis an essential and core role in the nursing process. Several chapters are dedicated to helping the student perform an assessment at each stage along the pregnancy continuum, initially of the fetus and newborn, and later through the stages of childhood. In addition, many of the pediatric chapters also provide body system assessment guidelines. middot; Communicationis one of the most important skills that students need to learn. Effective communication is the very fiber of nursing practice. This book integrates communication skills in an applied manner that will bring the greatest benefit to students. It is an essential focus of theNursing ProcessandTeaching Highlightsboxes, detailed below. middot; Ensuring appropriate nutritionduring pregnancy, infancy, and childhood is essential to promote growth, development, and health. A growing national focus on healthy nutrition patterns underscores the importance of this information. Chapters 12, 30, and 34 address nutrition for pregnant women, newborns, and children. middot; Painis now considered the fifth vital sign, and pain management is a priority in healthcare settings. All of the chapters in Unit 4,Birth and the Family,address pain assessment and management, and it is the primary focus in Chapter 20, ldquo;Pharmacologic Pain Management.rdquo; Pain assessment and ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 3RD 11
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