Community-based care is emphasized in this new edition, along with integrating cultural and preventive considerations into nursing plans of care. Students will find useful the boxes highlighting important information on subjects such as complications, research, procedures, teaching guidelines, and home care. Content is revised to apply to all types of maternity-nursing programs.
This fifth edition textbook features maternal/newborn nursing with numerous charts, illustrations, and special multi-colored text boxes for quick access of information, learning, and visual appeal. Other worthy features include a computer disk study guide and the availability of Mosby's Electronic Resource Links and Information Network. The purpose is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to become competent, think critically, and attain sensitivity as caring maternity nurses. It is written for nursing students in their beginning-level maternal/child theory and clinical courses. The well known editors have previously published in the area of obstetrical/newborn nursing with numerous other publications to their credit. Worthy features of this book include detailed colored illustrations and boxed features of concise pertinent information for memory retention. Case management is used as the organizing framework for the nursing care chapters. The addition of new chapters such as adaptation to parenthood, including family dynamics and community and home care, brings this latest edition to the current state-of-the-art. The table of contents, index, and glossary are user friendly and the references are current. This text concisely presents maternity nursing concepts and research for nursing students. Inclusion of colored illustrations, boxed critical content, and critical thinking exercises at the end of each chapter facilitates the use of the book while guiding nursing students in their initial maternal/child course. It retains the comprehensiveness of previous editions. This book is very appropriate for the presentation of current maternity nursing knowledge tonursing students in their beginning level experience.