AWHONN High-Risk & Critical Care Obstetrics by Nan H. Troiano RN MSN, Carol J. Harvey RNC C-EFM MS,

By Nan H. Troiano RN MSN, Carol J. Harvey RNC C-EFM MS, Bonnie Flood Chez RNC MSN

Co-published with the organization of Women's well-being, Obstetrics & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), this accomplished e-book on complicated obstetrics perform makes a speciality of the care of childbearing ladies with issues while pregnant and the comparable expert issues of perinatal pros taking care of them. This considerably revised variation displays the numerous swap during this uniqueness region and the necessity to collaborate in perform to maximise sufferer results. All chapters were revised through RN-MD writer teams.

This version contains the AWHONN Perinatal Morbidity Advisory Panel best five matters: weight problems, thromboembolic disorder, diabetes, perinatal infections, and cardiac disorder. the complete first part provides the realities of cutting-edge perform together with ethics, collaboration, and sufferer safeguard. Nineteen chapters aspect the first issues of pregnancy.

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Any such balancing must recognize that a pregnant woman is obligated only to take reasonable risks of medical interventions that are reliably expected to benefit the viable fetus or child later. A unique feature of obstetric ethics is that the pregnant woman’s autonomy influences how a viable fetus ought to be regarded in the context of the individual clinical presentation. Obviously, any strategy for directive counseling for fetal benefit that takes account of obligations to the pregnant woman must be open to the possibility of conflict between recommendations by the physician or nurse and a pregnant woman’s autonomous decision to the contrary.

Compassion sustains the moral relationship with the patient that is initiated with self-effacement and self-sacrifice. ”). Integrity The aforementioned response is strengthened by the fourth virtue, integrity. This virtue imposes an intellectual discipline on clinical judgments made by the physician and nurse about the patient’s problems and how to address them. Integrity includes a life-long commitment to excellence in the care of patients via well-formed clinical judgment. Clinical judgment is rigorous when it is based on the best available scientific information or, when such information is lacking, on consensus clinical judgment.

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