This comprehensive handbook will provide nurses and other health-care professionals with a major new resource on women's health issues
The handbook opens with a presentation of vital demographics, examining women's health within specific age groups.
Next, the contributors deal with nursing and health-care practice, beginning with an examination of women's experiences as recipients of health care, and then moving on to establish frameworks for the practice and assessment of the healthy woman.
Chapters on health-care promotion for women address such topics as nutrition, exercise and fertility control in terms of current theory and research.
The handbook ends with an examination of the common health problems women experience such as violence, substance abuse, high-risk childbearing and reproductive surgery.
PART ONE Women and Their Health - Nancy Fugate Woods Women as Health Care Providers - Carol Leppa Women's Bodies - Nancy Fugate Woods Young Women - Nancy Fugate Woods Midlife Women's Health - Catherine Ingram Fogel and Nancy Fugate Woods Old Women - Margaret Dimond PART TWO Women and Health Care - Debbie Ward Frameworks for Nursing Practice with Women - Nancy Fugate Woods Well-Woman Assessment - Linda Wheeler and Catherine Ingram Fogel Lesbian Health Care - Sharon Deevey PART THREE Health Protection and Health Promotion for Women - Ellen Mitchell Nutrition - Bonnie Worthington-Roberts Exercise - Cheryl A Cahill Fertility Control - Joellen Hawkins Mental Health - Anne Hopkins Fishel Women in the Workplace - Bonnie Rogers Choices in Childbearing - Betty Harris PART FOUR Violence against Women - Jacquelyn C Campbell and Karen Landenburger High-Risk Childbearing - Catherine Ingram Fogel and Lynne Porter Lewallen Unwanted Pregnancy - Dona Lethbridge Sexuality in Women's Lives - Linda Bernard Drug Abuse Problems among Women - Chris Vourakis Common Symptoms - Catherine Ingram Fogel Bleeding, Pain and Discharge Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Catherine Ingram Fogel Infertility - Catherine Garner Reproductive Surgery - Deitra Lowdermilk Chronic Illnesses and Women - Janet Primomo Problems of the Breast - Barbara Nettles-Carlson Reproductive Technology - Margarete Sandelowski