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Women's Health Body, Mind, Spirit - An Integrated Approach to Wellness and Illness

ISBN-10: 0838596487
ISBN-13: 9780838596487
Edition: 2004
Authors: Marian C. Condon
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Description: For undergraduate and graduate courses in Women's Health appropriate for nursing and non-health majors. User-friendly and self explanatory, this text provides students with essential information about women's health: how to promote it, the societal  More...

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List price: $100.20
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 602
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

For undergraduate and graduate courses in Women's Health appropriate for nursing and non-health majors. User-friendly and self explanatory, this text provides students with essential information about women's health: how to promote it, the societal factors that so greatly influence it, and how to choose wisely among the wide-range of health care modalities available. Its versatile yet comprehensive coverage addresses the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of health, and offers concrete guidelines for promoting wellness and recognizing both wellness and illness.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Reviewers
Health and Healthcare: Implications of Female Gender, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status
Women, Society, Health, and Healthcare: Historical Roots and Contemporary Perspectives
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Revisiting the Past to Better Understand the Present: Historical Beliefs About and Attitudes Toward Women
How Wrong They Were: Modern Insights into Women's Nature
Patriarchy: Natural and Inevitable?
The Social Construction of Health
Women Working for Change
Ghosts of the Past That Continue to Haunt Women
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
References
Class, Ethnicity, Age, Physical Status, and Sexual Orientation: Implications for Health and Healthcare
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Socioeconomic Status
Ethnicity
Age
Women with Physical Disabilities and Chronic Diseases
Lesbian Women
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Environmental/Lifestyle Factors That Affect Health
Nutrition
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Dietary Patterns in America
The Basics of Sound Nutrition
Two Essential Noncaloric Nutrients: Fiber and Water
Antioxidants
Making Sound Nutritional Decisions
Nutritional Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Substance Abuse and Dependence
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Background
Definition of Terms
Theories of Causation
Epidemiology
Substance Use During Pregnancy
Risk Factors for Substance Abuse and Dependence
Classification of Substances of Abuse
The Unique Psychosocial Impact of Substance Abuse/Dependence on Women
Role of Physiological, Sex-Based Differences in Substance Abuse/Dependence
Treatment
Barriers to Treatment and Hope for Recovery
Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Environmental Toxins
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Evaluation of Environmental Toxins
Environmental Toxins of Special Concern to Women
Keeping It in Perspective
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Rest and Exercise
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Rest
Exercise
Rest and Exercise Wellness Self-Assessment
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Women and Stress
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Stress and Coping
Stressors at Home and at Work
Strategies for Relieving Stress and Promoting Well-Being
Long-Term Planning
Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Relationships
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Women and Relationships
Markers of Healthy Relationships
Common Limiting Factors in Relationships
Strategies for Maintaining Healthy Relationships
Learning from Broken Relationships
Relational Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
The Emerging Healthcare Delivery System
Traditional Healthcare
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Knowing the System
Patients' Legal Rights
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Nontraditional Healthcare: Emerging into Integrative Healthcare
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Definition and Clarification of Terms
The Emergence of Holistic Healthcare
Foundational Concepts of the Holistic Healthcare Paradigm
Women and Integrative Healthcare
Research Methodologies and Intergative Healthcare
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Holistic Health: Complementary Therapeutic Disciplines and Remedies
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Diet, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Choices
Modalities That Promote Relaxation and Enhance Self-Regulation and Insight
Transpersonal Therapies
Bodyways: Body-Based Therapies
Ethnomedical Systems
Other Healing Disciplines
Herbal Remedies
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Physical Health
Cardiovascular Wellness and Illness
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Markers of Cardiovascular Wellness
Promoting Cardiovascular Wellness
Cardiovascular Illnesses
Cardiovascular Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Respiratory Wellness and Illness
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Markers of Respiratory Wellness
Promoting Respiratory Wellness
Respiratory Illnesses
Respiratory Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Musculoskeletal Wellness and Illness
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Markers of Musculoskeletal Wellness
Promoting Musculoskeletal Wellness
Musculoskeletal Problems and Diseases
Musculoskeletal Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Gastrointestinal Wellness and Illness
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Markers of Gastrointestinal Wellness
Promoting Gastrointestinal Wellness
Gastrointestinal Illnesses and Problems
Gastrointestinal Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Urinary Tract Wellness and Illness
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Markers of Urinary Tract Wellness
Promoting Urinary Tract Wellness
Urinary Tract Illnesses and Problems
Urinary Tract Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Gynecological Wellness and Illness
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Markers of Gynecological Wellness
Promoting Gynecological Wellness
Gynecological Illnesses and Problems
The Challenge of Cancer
Gynecological Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Skin Wellness and Illness
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Markers of Skin Wellness: Skin Color and Texture
Promoting Skin Wellness
Diseases and Problems of the Skin
Skin Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Neurological Wellness and Illness
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Markers of Neurological Wellness
Promoting Neurological Wellness
Neurological Illnesses and Problems
New Directions
Neurological Wellness Self-Assessment
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Immunological Wellness and Illness
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Markers of Immunological Wellness
Promoting Immunological Wellness
Immunological Illnesses
Immunological Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Thyroid Wellness and Illness
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Markers of Thyroid Wellness
Promoting Thyroid Wellness
Thyroid Illnesses and Problems
Thyroid Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Sexual Wellness and Illness
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Markers of Sexual Wellness
Promoting Sexual Wellness
Women's Sexual Illnesses and Problems
Sexual Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Pregnancy and Childbearing
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Choosing a Healthcare Provider
Preparation for Conception
Conception
Pregnancy
Labor and Delivery
The Postrartum Period
Unplanned Pregnancy
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Menopause
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Terminology
Menopause: A Natural Process or a Deficiency Disease?
Hormone Production in the Body
Physical and Other Changes Associated with Perimenopause
Physical Changes Associated with Menopause
Hormone Level Testing
Therapies for Problems Associated with Perimenopause and Menopause
Promoting Wellness During and After Menopause
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Violence
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Intimate Violence
Sexual Assault
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Emotional and Spiritual Health
Psychological/Emotional Wellness and Illness
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Markers of Psychological/Emotional Wellness
Promoting Psychological/Emotional Wellness
Psychological/Emotional Illnesses and Problems
Psychological/Emotional Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Spiritual Wellness and Illness
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Spirituality as Religious Orientation
Nontraditional Spirituality
Spirituality as the Essence or Spirit of a Person
Markers of Spiritual Wellness
Spirit, Socioeconomic Status, and Health
Spiritual Wellness Self-Assessment
New Directions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Supporting Body/Mind/Spirit at the End of Life
Chapter Outline
Objectives
Introduction
Death
Grief
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Resources
References
Index

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