Essentials of Maternity, Newborn & Women's Health Nursing

Essentials of Maternity, Newborn & Women's Health Nursing

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"Since the health care focus of women and their families has expanded well beyond our nation's borders, more cultural and global aspects of maternity and women's health care have been added to this fourth edition. The United States is part of the international community, and as such nurses must understand and respect diverse cultures and their customs to truly play an important role as a global partner. Nurses care for a variety of women from many continents, thus they have to be armed with appropriate tools to meet their client's diverse needs. Also more evidence-based research findings have been included in this fourth edition for nurses to validate their practice and interventions"--

Susan Ricci’s Essentials of Maternity, Newborn, and Women's Health Nursing helps busy students learn what they need to pass the NCLEX-RN and safely practice maternity nursing. Using a nursing process focus, the author helps students go from concept to application by building on previously mastered knowledge. Content covers a broad scope of topics emphasizing common issues to maternity-specific information. Also included are ‘global nursing perspectives’ and AWHONN guidelines, giving students a broader perspective for practice. With a focus on allowing students to apply key concepts, the 4th edition unfolding case studies are being added and a maternity video series being included with the text resources. 

Help your students prepare for effective maternity nursing practice!
This updated 4th Edition of Susan Ricci’s practical text provides students with the essential information they need to care for women and their families, and also to assist them in making the right choices safely, intelligently, and with confidence. With integrated case studies and nursing procedures throughout, the text takes a nursing process approach, builds on previously mastered content, and includes much that is new, including increased coverage of the cultural and global aspects of maternity and women’s health care.
  • Revised Unfolding Case Studies in every chapter, now paired with patient photos, give students an opportunity to apply concepts to real-life scenarios.
  • Up-to-date Nursing Procedures provide clear, step-by-step explanations, along with illustrations of variations in nursing care, to help students master vital skills.
  • New Bringing It All Together Case Studies begin in the end-of-chapter worksheets and unfold online, providing extended opportunities for students to connect learning to practice.
  • New! Concept Mastery Alerts improve students’ understanding of potentially confusing topics as identified by Lippincott’s Adaptive Learning Powered by prepU.
  • Updated Teaching Guidelines, now with rationales, prepare students to educate families.
  • Additional evidence-based research findings promote evidence-based maternity nursing practice and interventions.
  • More than 700 NCLEX-Style Review Questions help students review important concepts and prepare for the NCLEX-RN.
This leading content is also incorporated into Lippincott CoursePoint+, a dynamic learning solution that integrates this book’s curriculum, adaptive learning tools, virtual simulations, real-time data reporting, and the latest evidence-based practice content together into one powerful student learning solution. Lippincott CoursePoint+ improves the nursing students’ critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to prepare them for practice. Learn more at

Publisher: Philadelphia :, Wolters Kluwer,, 2017
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9781451193992
Characteristics: 969 p. : col., ill. ; 20cm


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