What Nurses Know...PCOS

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What Nurses Know...PCOS


Karen Roush



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"Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common endocrine disorder that affects as many as one in ten American women of childbearing age. While the causes are unknown, high blood pressure, diabetes, abnormal hair growth, weight gain, acne, and fertility issues are all strongly correlated with PCOS. What Nurses Know...PCOS sheds light on this common condition and its symptoms and treatment. Well organzied and clearly written, the books gives readers all the information they need and want to know.

Special Features Include

  • Numerous call-out boxes with "What Nurses Know...
  • Definitions of common terms
  • Resources, online tools, and specific websites to help those living with PCOS
  • Lists of support groups

Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family.

Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process. What Nurses Know gives down-to-earth information, addresses consumers as equal partners in their care, and explains clearly what readers need to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.


Product Details

  • Publication Date March 08, 2010
  • Page Count 168
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603842

About The Author(s)

Karen Roush RN, MSN, FNP

Karen Roush, RN, MSN, FNP, BC, has been a nurse specializing in women's issues for over 25 years. She is a former Editorial Director of the American Journal of Nursing and is currently a Mary Clark Rockefeller Scholar and PhD candidate in the College of Nursing at New York University.

Table of Contents

"Introduction: Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
1. What is Happening and Why?
2. Getting a Diagnosis
3. Management of PCOS: The Basics
4. Lifestyle Changes
5. Management of PCOS: Medications
6. Dealing with Body Image Issues
7. The Big Three: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
8. Mental Health
9. Becoming a Family
10. Looking Ahead
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