Women's Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing, Second Edition

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Women's Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing, Second Edition

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  • Ivy M. Alexander PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
  • Versie Johnson-Mallard PhD, ARNP, WHNP-BC, FAANP
  • Elizabeth Kostas-Polston PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP
  • Catherine Ingram Fogel PhD, RNC, FAAN
  • Nancy Fugate Woods PhD, RN, FAAN
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Replete with vital information, the second edition of this authoritative women’s health text provides graduate nursing students and nurse practitioners with the resources to deliver optimal health to women of all ages. Edited by a team of highly distinguished clinicians, scholars, and educators, chapters retain a distinctive sociocultural lens that gives a view of women’s health as it relates to women’s lives and identities. Eighteen new chapters address clinical primary care topics, genetics, environmental and occupational health promotion, health considerations for female caregivers, transgender care, urologic health concerns, dementia care, and more. An instructor’s toolkit includes multiple resources to enhance critical thinking, and case studies engage critical thinking skills to apply the multidimensional content in context.

This uniquely comprehensive resource examines women’s health through a variety of clinical practice and theoretical frameworks such as feminism, feminist theory, and globalization. The second edition retains the important focus on prevention, managing symptoms, and health problems that are unique to women. Chapters address relevant legal issues, health throughout the life span, nutrition and exercise, sleep difficulties, mental health, LGBTQ health, fertility, substance abuse, violence against women, and dozens of specific health disorders.


  • Updated to include the most current evidence-based, primary care management guidelines in women’s health
  • Includes 18 new chapters addressing health promotion and symptom management
  • Provides a robust instructor’s toolkit to foster critical thinking
  • Organized to enhance easy retrieval of numerous clinical topics
  • Includes theoretical frameworks for women’s health, health promotion and prevention, and women’s health management
  • Presents brand-new information on genetics, transgender health, endocrine-related problems, health considerations for caregivers, and dementia care


  • Distills cutting-edge information on women’s health issues through a sociocultural framework
  • Offers a comprehensive investigation of key topics in women’s health
  • Edited by renowned scholar/educators for advanced practice nursing students

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 14, 2017
  • Page Count 958
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826190017
  • EISBN 9780826190048

About The Author(s) 

Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is clinical professor of nursing and director of Advanced Practice Programs at the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Nursing. She maintains a clinical practice at UConn Health Internal Medicine in downtown Storrs. Her clinical, scholarly, and research interests are in midlife women’s health care. She has worked extensively with menopause and osteoporosis management and has published and presented widely regarding these subject areas, including two books, which have been translated into Spanish, Greek, and Italian. She has been principal investigator on studies evaluating women’s relationships with their primary care providers; Black women’s perceptions of menopause, midlife health risks, and self-management techniques used to manage menopause symptoms and reduce health risks; and osteoporosis risks and management. She has consulted for national and international companies such as Athena Medical Products, Medscape, Wyeth-Ayerst, Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Roche, Venus Medical Communications, Amgen, and Datamonitor.

Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, ARNP, WHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar alumna, is a National Certification Corporation board–certified women’s health nurse practitioner, faculty, and chair of Family, Community and Health System Science at the University of Florida College of Nursing. Scientific discovery and funding were with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) under the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Sexual and reproductive health clinical inquiry was the impetus to advance scientific knowledge about innovative educational interventions designed to promote reproductive health and cancer prevention among young adults.

Dr. Johnson-Mallard’s teaching, clinical practice, research, and publications are in the area of women’s health, sexual and reproductive health promotion, human papillomavirus (HPV)/cancer screening/prevention/vaccination, and behavior change in response to culturally appropriate educational interventions. Dr. Johnson-Mallard provides consultation to partners who share interest in the development of education material, clinical guidelines, and policy around reproductive health and cancer prevention.

Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar alumna and board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner who holds a dual appointment as assistant professor in the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from Arizona State University, a master of science in nursing with specialization in women’s health (obstetrics, gynecology, and primary care of women) from the University of Florida, and a doctor of philosophy from Loyola University Chicago. As a nurse scientist and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar, her scholarship is focused on ensuring the effective translation of knowledge for new approaches to health promotion, disease prevention, and the diagnosis, treatment, and management of HPV-related cancers. In support of her training, she was selected as a fellow and completed postdoctoral studies in genetics, genomics, and molecular biology at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research. The primary aim of Dr. Kostas-Polston’s clinical practice is to improve the health of women and their families. Toward this end, she works with others interested in the development of health promotion and disease-prevention strategies, evidence-based clinical guidelines, and health policy focused on sexual and reproductive and HPV-related cancer prevention.

Catherine Ingram Fogel, PhD, RNC, FAAN, is a research professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. She is the author of several texts on women’s health, including the award-winning Women’s Health Care and the first edition of Women’s Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing, and has authored numerous research and clinical articles on women’s health. For more than 35 years, she has had both a sustained research program and clinical practice with incarcerated women. Her research has increased nursing’s awareness and understanding of the health problems of incarcerated women and their complicated lives. Fogel was the principal investigator on one National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded grant focusing on prevention of sexually transmitted infections and HIV in women prisoners; another NIH-funded grant exploring the experiences of parenting from prison; a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded grant to deliver a sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk reduction intervention to HIV-infected women living in the Southeast, and an additional CDC-funded grant to adapt a proven HIV risk-reduction intervention to incarcerated women. Dr. Fogel was also a coinvestigator on a federally funded grant to determine if a comprehensive intervention, supporting seek–test–and–treat, can result in significant reduction in the potential for HIV-infected prisoners to retransmit their virus after release.

Fogel is a member of the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She was certified as a women’s health care nurse practitioner in 1982. She received a North Carolina Community Service Award for her work with women prisoners and the 1993 Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) National Excellence in Clinical Practice Award.

Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN, is professor in the Department of Family and Child Nursing at the University of Washington. Since the late 1970s, she has led a sustained program of research in the field of women’s health. Her collaborative research has resulted in an improved understanding of women’s transition to menopause, including physical and emotional factors; has advanced nursing care for midlife women; and has provided women with a better understanding of their health. In 1989, Dr. Woods helped establish the Center for Women’s Health Research at the University of Washington.

Dr. Woods has served as president of the American Academy of Nursing, the North American Menopause Society, and the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. She helped set research agendas as a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Women’s Health Task Force and Office of Women’s Health Research Advisory Council. Her honors include election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and to the American Academy of Nursing. She received the American Nurses Foundation Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research Award and, in 2003, received the Pathfinder Award from the Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research. She earned a BS in nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, in 1968; an MN from the University of Washington in 1969; and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1978.

Table of Contents 







1. Women and Their Health

Versie Johnson-Mallard and Nancy Fugate Woods

2. Women as Health Care Providers

Diana Taylor

3. Women and Health Care

Nancy Fugate Woods, Ellen F. Olshansky, and Deborah Ward

4. Health Care for Vulnerable Populations

Cheryl L. Cooke and Selina A. Mohammed

5. Legal Issues in Women’s Health Care

Anna G. Small

6. Feminist Frameworks for Advanced Practice With Women

Cheryl L. Cooke and Selina A. Mohammed


7. Women’s Bodies, Women’s Health

Nancy Fugate Woods, Ivy M. Alexander, Annette Jakubisin-Konicki, and Lucinda Canty

8. Young Women’s Health

Catherine Takacs Witkop

9. Midlife Women’s Health

Nancy Fugate Woods, Judith Berg, and Ellen Sullivan Mitchell

10. Older Women’s Health

Barbara B. Cochrane and Heather M. Young

11. Well Woman’s Health

Versie Johnson-Mallard and Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston

12. Mental Health

Gail M. Houck

13. Nutrition for Women

Heather Hutchins-Wiese

14. Healthy Practices: Physical Activity

JiWon Choi

15. Healthy Practices: Sleep

Carol A. Landis

16. Genetics and Women’s Health

Diane C. Seibert and Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston

17. Women and the Workplace

Janice Camp

18. Health Considerations for Women Caregivers

Judith Berg and Nancy Fugate Woods

19. Women’s Sexual Health

Elizabeth Kusturiss and Susan Kellogg Spadt

20. Primary Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals

Caroline Dorsen and Kathryn Tierney

21. Fertility Self-Management and Shared Management

Richard M. Prior and Heather C. Katz

22. Preconception Counseling

Debbie Postlethwaite, Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston, and Kristi Rae Norcross

23. Prenatal Care and Anticipating Birth

Lisa L. Ferguson


24. Breast Health Considerations

Deborah G. Feigel and Kathleen Kelleher

25. Caring for the Transgender Patient

Kathryn Tierney and Caroline Dorsen

26. Sexual Health Problems and Dysfunctions

Candi Bachour and Candace Brown

27. Vulvar and Vaginal Health

Robert Gildersleeve

28. Perimenstrual and Pelvic Symptoms and Syndromes

Candy Wilson, Regina A. McClure, and Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston

29. Urologic and Pelvic Floor Health Problems

Richard S. Bercik and Cherrilyn F. Richmond

30. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Catherine Ingram Fogel

31. Women and HIV/AIDS

Catherine Ingram Fogel

32. Human Papillomavirus

Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston, Versie Johnson-Mallard, and Naomi Jay

33. Gynecologic Cancers

Barbara J. Silko and Leslie J. Heron

34. Menopause

Ivy M. Alexander, Annette Jakubisin Konicki, Seja Jackson, Devangi Ladani, Jenna LoGiudice, and Lauren Vo

35. Osteoporosis

Ivy M. Alexander, Danielle LaRosa, Emily Miesse, and Matthew Witkovic

36. The Challenge of Unintended Pregnancies

Katherine Simmonds and Lisa Stern

37. Infertility

Rachel Oldani Bender and Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston

38. High-Risk Childbearing

Marianne T. Stone-Godena

39. Intrapartum and Postpartum Care

Heather Dawn Reynolds, Allison McCarson, Lilyan Kay, Meredith Goff

40. Mental Health Challenges

Deborah Antai-Otong

41. Substance Abuse and Women

Susan Caverly

42. Gender-Based Violence and Women’s Health

Angela Frederick Amar

43. Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Tina M. Chasse Mulinski, Karin V. Nyström, and Catherine G. Winkler

44. Endocrine-Related Problems

Adrienne Berarducci

45. Chronic Illness and Women

Tara F. Bertulfo and Theresa G. Rashdan

46. Care of Women With Disabilities

Tracie Harrison