Nursing: Nursing Care of the Postmenopausal Woman, 2nd Edition

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About the Course

A woman’s health is affected by biological, social, economic, and psychological influences. It is imperative that nurses assess these factors when women present for care. Additionally, the nurse should stay current with screening techniques for early detection of, as well as, treatment options for common diseases in postmenopausal women.  This course provides nurses with the most up-to-date standards and guidelines to help postmenopausal women make appropriate lifestyle choices.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss female sexuality at post-menopause.
  • Differentiate among primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
  • Describe the various screening tests that need to be performed on women at middle age and beyond.
  • Discuss chronic illnesses that can affect women at post-menopause.
  • Identify the risks for elder mistreatment and potential dangers resulting from polypharmacy.

This course is an extract of, and should not be taken with the course Transition to Menopause, 2nd Edition.

About the Author:
Deborah Stiffler, PhD, RN, CNM

Deborah Stiffler, PhD, RN, CNM, has more than 30 years of nursing experience caring for women of all ages and socio-demographic backgrounds. Dr. Stiffler is an associate professor at Indiana University School of Nursing and has served the Indiana University School of Nursing in various capacities since 2000. In addition to serving as a nurse educator, Dr. Stiffler has contributed to the women’s health profession by using an inter-professional approach to her practice as a certified nurse-midwife, integrating social work, pharmacy, radiology, physical therapy, genetic counseling, and much more into the clinical setting. In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Stiffler has authored many research publications on women’s health issues.

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