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.
Chapter 26: From Menarche to Menopause: Contributions from Nursing Research and Recommendations for Practice
From Menarche to Menopause: Contributions from Nursing Research and Recommendations for Practice
Nurses have made a significant contribution to understanding the menstrual cycle, having studied menarche, menstruation, and menopause. Since the late 1970s, nursing research has contributed in a unique way to understanding menarche, menstruation, and menopause as normative experiences and symptoms related to the menstrual cycle and menopause as illness experience. In contrast, during the same period, biomedical research has contributed to understanding the problems related to menstruation and menopause as disease or risk factors for disease. Nurse investigators have explored phenomena such as beliefs and attitudes among ...