Prepare for your role as a maternity and child health care nurse with this updated Seventh Edition of Adele Pillitteri s highly respected text! Presenting maternal-newborn and child health care not as two separate disciplines, but as a continuum of knowledge, the book presents the experience of wellness and illness as family-centered events and pregnancy and childbirth as periods of wellness in a woman s life. Using a nursing process framework, the book s clear, easy-to-understand presentation and wide range of built-in learning aids is designed throughout to help you master important concepts and skills. Develop critical thinking skills and make the leap from theory to practice through threaded” Case Studies” that follow a community of maternity and pediatric clients through each chapter. Build skills in nursing care planning with easy-to-understand, integrated coverage in the text, enhanced by an online Care Plan maker. Prepare for your role as a coordinator of care through Interprofessional Care Mapsthat demonstrate the nursing process. Learn to conduct accurate client assessments with Nursing Care Planning Using Assessment Boxesthat give you specific how to tips. Broaden your knowledge of correct administration, potential complications, indications, and contraindications of drugs through Nursing Care Planning Based on Respect forPharmacology boxesthat ensure accuracy when administering drugs. Learn to anticipate and manage various clinical challenges with confidence through open-ended “What If?” questions. Prepare for sound practice with the step-by-step guidance provided in Nursing Care Planning Using Procedures Boxes. Build your skills in culturally sensitive practice with Nursing Care Planning Based on EffectiveCommunication and Nursing Care Planning to Respect Cultural Diversity Boxesthat promote effective, culturally sensitive communication with diverse clients. Get involved in key concepts through Critical Thinking questionsthat promote problem-solving and

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