Get the accurate, practical information you need to succeed in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the NCLEX-RN examination. Written by the foremost experts in maternity and pediatric nursing, the user-friendly Maternal Child Nursing Care, 6th Edition provides both instructors and students with just the right amount of maternity and pediatric content. This new edition includes updated case studies within Nursing Care Plans, as well as a new chapter on pediatric cancer. Focus on the family throughout emphasizes the influence of the entire family in health and illness.
Focus on the family throughout emphasizes the influence of the entire family in health and illness.
Expert authors of the market-leading maternity and pediatric nursing textbooks combine to ensure delivery of the most accurate, up-to-date content.
Critical thinking case studies offer you opportunities to test and develop your analytical skills and apply knowledge in various settings.
Nursing Care Plans include rationales for interventions and provide you with an overview and specific guidelines for delivering effective nursing care.
Nursing Alerts highlight critical information that you need to know when treating patients.
Guidelines boxes outline nursing procedures in an easy-to-follow format.
Emergency boxes in the maternity unit guide you through step-by-step emergency procedures.
Home Care boxes detail important information that you need to deliver care to patients and families in the home setting.
Atraumatic Care boxes in the pediatric unit teach you how to provide competent and effective care to pediatric patients with the least amount of physical or psychological stress.
Community Focus boxes emphasize community issues, provide resources and guidance, and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings.
Patient Teaching boxes in the maternity unit highlight important information nurses need to communicate to patients and families.
Cultural Competence boxes equip you with the knowledge you need to deliver culturally competent care.\
Family-Centered Care boxes draw attention to the needs or concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centered care.
Medication Guides serve as an important reference of drugs and their interactions.
NEW! New chapter on pediatric cancer gives you the most up-to-date information on the latest topics.
EXPANDED! Additional information on sexuality in the maternity section.
EXPANDED! More content on spirituality in the family, culture, and spiritual chapters.
EXPANDED and UPDATED! New content about LBGTQ+ included in the Transition to Parenthood chapter.
NEW! Information on victims of sexual abuse as parents and human trafficking helps prepare you to handle these delicate issues.
NEW and UPDATED! Case studies emphasize interprofessional care, demonstrating how nursing must collaborate with other health care disciplines to provide the most comprehensive care possible to women and children.
UPDATED! Nursing Care Plans now incorporate case studies to personalize interventions and promote critical thinking.
PART 1: MATERNITY NURSING UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO MATERNITY NURSING 1. 21st Century Maternity Nursing 2. Community Care: The Family and Culture UNIT 2: REPRODUCTIVE YEARS 3. Assessment and Health Promotion 4. Reproductive System Concerns 5. Infertility, Contraception, and Abortion UNIT 3: PREGNANCY 6. Genetics, Conception, and Fetal Development 7. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy 8. Nursing Care of the Family During Pregnancy 9. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition 10. Assessment of High Risk Pregnancy 11. High Risk Perinatal Care: Preexisting Conditions 12. High Risk Perinatal Care: Gestational Conditions UNIT 4: CHILDBIRTH 13. Labor and Birth Processes 14. Pain Management 15. Fetal Assessment During Labor 16. Nursing Care of the Family During Labor and Birth 17. Labor and Birth Complications UNIT 5: POSTPARTUM PERIOD 18. Maternal Physiologic Changes 19. Nursing Care of the Family During the Postpartum Period 20. Transition to Parenthood 21. Postpartum Complications UNIT 6: NEWBORN 22. Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations of the Newborn 23. Nursing Care of the Newborn and Family 24. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding 25. The High Risk Newborn PART 2: PEDIATRIC NURSING UNIT 7: CHILDREN, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THE NURSE 26. 21st Century Pediatric Nursing 27. Family, Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion 28. Developmental and Genetic Influences on Child Health Promotion UNIT 8 ASSESSMENT OF THE CHILD AND FAMILY 29. Communication, History, and Physical Assessment 30. Pain Assessment and Management in Children UNIT 9 HEALTH PROMOTION AND SPECIAL HEALTH PROBLEMS 31. The Infant and Family 32. The Toddler and Family 33. The Preschooler and Family 34. The School-Age Child and Family 35. The Adolescent and Family UNIT 10: SPECIAL NEEDS, ILLNESS, AND HOSPITALIZATION 36. Impact of Chronic Illness, Disability, or End-of-Life Care for the Child and Family 37. Impact of Cognitive or Sensory Impairment on the Child and Family 38. Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization 39. Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions UNIT 11: HEALTH PROBLEMS OF CHILDREN 40. Respiratory Dysfunction 41. Gastrointestinal Dysfunction 42. Cardiovascular Dysfunction 43. Hematologic and Immunologic Dysfunction 44. NEW! Cancer 45. Genitourinary Dysfunction 46. Cerebral Dysfunction 47. Endocrine Dysfunction 48. Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction 49. Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction