This family-focused text that provides comprehensive coverage of maternal-newborn nursing and women’s health with special attention to evidence-based practice, cultural competence, critical thinking, professionalism, patient education, and home/community care. Accurate, readable, personal, and engaging, OLDS’ MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING & WOMEN’S HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN, 9/e reflects a deep understanding of pregnancy and birth as normal life processes, and of family members as partners in care. This edition includes a deeper discussion of childbirth at risk; four new nursing care plans; updated coverage of contraception, complementary/alternative therapies, and much more. New teaching features include Professionalism in Practice and Health Promotion Education boxes, Clinical Judgment case studies, and Critical Thinking questions. This edition also aligns more closely with AACN’s Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice.
Michele R. Davidson, PhD, CNM, CFN, RN, is Associate Professor of Nursing and affiliate faculty member, Women’s Studies Program, George Mason University. Her 21 years of experience include labor and delivery, postpartum, NICU, reproductive endocrinology, and inpatient gynecology at Columbia Hospital for Women. She has delivered over 1,000 babies during her career as a nurse midwife and formulated a postpartum depression support group, which provides ongoing treatment to indigent women. Her doctoral dissertation, “Care of High-Risk Women Cared for by Certified Nurse Midwives”, brought attention to the potential care that midwives could provide to a high-risk obstetrical population. Dr. Davidson has published over 50 papers, authored more than 17 textbook chapters, and published an additional 15 textbooks that she has co-written, including the international bestseller “Old’s Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women’s Health Care Across the Lifespan” (9th ed.), translated into nine languages. She was Past Vice President of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the American College of Nurse Midwives and was an item writer for the ACNM National Certification Examination. She received an honorary award from the March of Dimes for her ongoing care to pregnant women.
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