Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings: Eighth Edition

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Springer Publishing Company, 2004 - Medical - 435 pages
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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!

This extensively revised and updated edition is designed to be used as a guide for nursing management of the common gynecological conditions of women, for use in community-based or ambulatory settings. The 8th edition has a number of special features: New information on contraceptive methods, the latest CDC guidelines for management of sexually transmitted diseases, information on smoking cessation and assessing risk of heart disease in women, osteoporosis assessment and prevention, management of abnormal Pap smears, hormone therapy, breast conditions and breast cancer risk, and emergency contraception. Extensive appendixes include dozens of patients handouts, a health history form, informed consent forms for contraceptives, and a self assessment of HIV/AIDS risk.

 

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Contents

Methods of Family Planning
3
Infertility
46
Miscellaneous Gynecological Aberrations
110
Breast Conditions
145
Cervical Aberrations
152
Menstrual Disorders
164
Postabortion Care
182
Sexual Dysfunction
199
Complementary Alternative Therapies
249
EmotionalMental Health Issues Appropriate for Assessment
257
APPENDIXES
269
Health History Form
357
Appendix E Danger Assessment
381
Appendix G Vulvar SelfExamination
384
General Womens Health Web Sites
387
Complementary and Alternative Therapies
398

Smoking Cessation
218
Loss of Integrity of Pelvic Floor Structures
225
Preconception Care
233
Weight Management
240
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding PMS Amenorrhea
412
Womens Health Care Gynecologic Care Pelvic Examination
425
Index
427
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Joellen W. Hawkins, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC-E, FAAN, FAANP, practiced as an OB/GYN women’s health care nurse practitioner for 36 years. She was a professor in the School of Nursing, University of Connecticut at Storrs for 5 years, and at Boston College Connell School of Nursing from 1975 to 1978 and 1983 to 2008. Practice sites included 5 years at the University of Connecticut Student Health Services (Storrs); 16 years at Crittenton Hastings House Reproductive Health Services, Brighton, Massachusetts (1984 to 2000); 6 years at the Women’s Clinic, Pine Street Inn, Boston (2000–2006); and 9 years at Sydney Borum Community Health Center, Boston (2000–2009). From 2008 to the present, she has been writer-in-residence, Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Boston, and from 2013 to the present, she has been an editor of faculty manuscripts prior to their submission to a journal and editor of book chapters written by faculty members of the College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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