need help with paper

  1. i am a 3rd year nursing student doing maternal-newborn nursing. i need help with getting a women's health topic for my presentation. Any ideas about a topic that i could discuss??????????????
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  3. by   NurseyBaby'05
    What about hormone replacement thearapy vs other alternatives for peri-menopausal and menopausal women? Or does it have to be more in the maternal/newborn direction?
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I have several off the top of my head:

    -Premenstrual syndrome
    -Female depression
    -menopause/perimenopausal issues
    -transistion from pregnancy to motherhood
    -breastfeeding/current issues/topics
    -advances in the treatment of various female cancers, e.g. breast ca, -cervical ca, ovarian ca
    -osteopororis/related health sequelae and issues
    -exercise and women's health
    -Obesity epidemic and its effect on women's health
    -Domestic violence and its effect on women's and children's lives
    -Rape and/or other violent crimes against women and current issues/statistics/interventions

    these are just a few off the top of my head....I am sure others can hit on many more.

    GOOD LUCK.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Sep 19, '06
  5. by   mitchsmom
    I did PIH/preeclampsia for one of my presentations - I got a lot of info for it from http://www.preeclampsia.org/ (Preeclampsia Foundation) - really great info for anyone interested...

    Two thousand years after eclampsia was described, preeclampsia and eclampsia still complicate 10% of pregnancies yet their cause remains unknown. They are among the major contributors to maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Preeclampsia/eclampsia is also associated with substantial health problems later in life in both women and their children. While the global financial burden is difficult to calculate, the immediate and long-term annual costs can be estimated as billions of dollars
    Global Program to Conquer
    Preeclampsia/Eclampsia
    2002, World Health Organization
    I always found good stuff at emedicine too (these are for preeclampsia but you can find anything there, usually very thorough and up to date):
    http://www.emedicine.com/EMERG/topic480.htm
    http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/topic323.htm

    There are all kinds of things... I'm into breastfeeding so I could come up with a lot there.
    Also I think a presentation on the newer forms of birth control could be interesting (NuvaRing, Mirena IUD, patch, Lunelle, Essure, Fertility Awareness, female condom, Yasmin, etc.).
    Or breastfeeding and birth control. LOL
    HPV is a big thing lately with the vaccine now out.
    Elective c-section & rising c/s rates is another big one.

    Here's a list of obstetric topics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_obstetric_topics
  6. by   CEG
    I am getting ready to do one on GBS prophylaxis and evidence-based practice. I was going to do breastfeeding and PKU but there is not a lot of info out there. Also considering breastfeeding and medications in labor. GL!

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