This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
This section addresses selected topics in I women's health of particular relevance to nursing practice: sexuality, menstrual cycle, infertility, women's roles, and violence against women. Nurse researchers have made significant contributions to understanding women's sexuality across the lifespan and in relation to a variety of health problems. Moreover, nurse researchers have contributed to explaining and predicting contraceptive efforts and sexually risky and protective behavior. Additional work is needed about normative experiences and attention to diversity of ethnic and social class among study populations. Measurement of sexual attitudes and knowledge of sexual health, as well as risky behaviors, has been advanced, but measurement of normative experiences lags behind problem-oriented measures.
Nurses have also made significant contributions to understanding menarche, menstruation and menstrual symptoms, ...