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This book is an essential guide to nursing care of the infertile couple. It
is designed to instruct nurses on the principles of care for the couple
undergoing the infertility evaluation and treatment for a wide variety of
conditions. Chapters are organized to address the pathophysiology, diagnostic
techniques, treatment options and comprehensive nursing care of conditions such
as endometriosis, ovulation disorders, uterine and tubal anomalies, and male
fertility factors. There are detailed chapters that discuss coordinating
therapeutic donor insemination and advanced reproductive technologies programs.
Issues such as assisting couples with decision-making and addressing the
psychosocial issues are covered in depth. One chapter discusses the professional
development of the nurse specializing in infertility, with suggestions for
structuring job responsibilities and avoiding burn-out. Experienced nurse
authors offer an overview of the legal and ethical dilemmas faced by nurses.
This book is a first for providing guidance to nurses in one of the newest areas
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