Oxford Handbook of Womens Health Nursing

Paperback | November 1, 2009

EditorSunanda Gupta, Debra Holloway, Ali Kubba

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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 inmaking 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 bookstarts 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 includingsexually 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 localprotocols 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.

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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 inmaking informed choices about treatment and...

Sunanda Gupta is a Consultant Community Gynaecologist in Waltham Forest PCT and honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Queen Mary's University. She heads a busy Community Gynaecology Unit and has extensive experience of service planning and provision. She served on the expert Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV from 2003...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199239622

ISBN - 13:9780199239627

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Table of Contents

1. Setting the scene: disciplines, settings and multi-professional teams2. Nurses' impact on care, role, training and career pathway3. The basics4. Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology5. Menstrual and bleeding disorders6. Hormone and endocrine disorders7. Other disorders of women's health8. Sexual health9. Menopause10. Bladder and urogenital prolapse11. Gynaecological oncology12. Nursing care of gynaecological patients in hospital13. Contraception14. Unwanted fertility15. Early pregnancy problems16. Care of the woman in emergency gynaecology units17. Fertility and subfertility18. Colposcopy19. Breast20. Lifestyle issues