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Nursing care of women with reproductive system and breast disorders

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Sandra WalkerSandra Walker
This chapter explores the pathophysiology, manifestations, complications, interdisciplinary care and nursing care of disorders of female sexual function, menstrual disorders, structural disorders, reproductive tissue disorders and breast disorders. The physiological process of menopause is explained and the incidence, risk factors, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and nursing care for cancer of the cervix, endometrium, ovary, vulva and breast are examined. In addition the purposes, nursing implications and health education for clients and their families for cancer screening, medications and treatments for women with disorders of the reproductive system and breast are discussed along with alternative and complementary therapies used by women to relieve manifestations associated with menopause and menstrual disorders. The chapter concludes with a discussion of surgical procedures used to treat female reproductive system and breast disorders.

History

Parent Title

Medical-surgical nursing : critical thinking in client care

Start Page

1796

End Page

1838

Number of Pages

43

ISBN-13

9781442532571

Publisher

Pearson Australia

Place of Publication

Sydney, NSW Australia

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR);

Era Eligible

No

Number of Chapters

54