ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Up-to-date and practical advice on women's health conditions, written by experienced health care professionals
- Lists of causation help readers understand the origins of pathologies
- Treatment options are presented in a structured format, helping the reader navigate and put into practice the correct treatments for a range of women's health conditions
Successful gynaecological treatment relies on a balanced partnership between the woman and health professional. Women require sufficient knowledge to understand their conditions and treatments, and the Oxford Handbook of Women's Health Nursing is unique in helping practitioners assist women in making informed choices about treatment and keeping up to date with developments.
Focussing on practical care pathways for common gynaecological conditions, the Oxford Handbook of Women's Health Nursing is a concise and handy reference on women's health for nurses and other health professionals working in primary care, community, health promotion or acute settings. The book starts by setting the scene and discussing the role of nurses and systematically progresses onto anatomy and physiology which underpin gynaecological practice. It includes sections on gynaecology in the community, gynaecology in the wards, specialist gynaecology, and wider sexual health including sexually transmitted infections. Where there are specialist nursing roles or considerations, these are noted with in each chapter.
The book includes illustrations and diagrams to guide the reader, along with references to guidelines, charities, and other useful resources. It is clearly laid out, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages are included for the reader so that notes, observations, and local protocols can be recorded.
Chapter authors are all specialists in the area they have authored and provide state of the art views of topics. The book is user-friendly, clearly indexed and pocket-sized, and is a useful companion to those working in the field of women's health.
Readership: Gynaecology nurses, practice nurses, medical students, family planning
nurses and nurses starting out in their careers in women's health or specialising
in women's health.
"...a good pocket resource for practicing nurses." - Doody's Notes
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: Setting the scene: disciplines, settings and multi-professional teams
2: Nurses' impact on care, role, training and career pathway
3: The basics
4: Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology
5: Menstrual and bleeding disorders
6: Hormone and endocrine disorders
7: Other disorders of women's health
8: Sexual health
10: Bladder and urogenital prolapse
11: Gynaecological oncology
12: Nursing care of gynaecological patients in hospital
14: Unwanted fertility
15: Early pregnancy problems
16: Care of the woman in emergency gynaecology units
17: Fertility and subfertility
20: Lifestyle issues
Edited by Sunanda Gupta, Consultant Community Gynaecologist, Waltham Forest PCT, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK, Debra Holloway, Consultant nurse, Gynaecology, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Visiting Lecturer, Kings College London, London, UK, and Ali Kubba, Consultant Community Gynaecologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Lambeth PCT, Guy's, Kings and St Thomas' Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London, UK