Book Description: This family-focused text that provides comprehensive coverage of maternal-newborn nursing and womenâ€™s health with special attention to evidence-based practice, cultural competence, critical thinking, professionalism, patient education, and home/community care. Accurate, readable, personal, and engaging, OLDS' MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING & WOMEN'S HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN, 9/e reflects a deep understanding of pregnancy and birth as normal life processes, and of family members as partners in care. This edition includes a deeper discussion of childbirth at risk; four new nursing care plans; updated coverage of contraception, complementary/alternative therapies, and much more. New teaching features include Professionalism in Practice and Health Promotion Education boxes, Clinical Judgment case studies, and Critical Thinking questions. This edition also aligns more closely with AACNâ€™s Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice.