The chapters in Gynaecology: Changing Services for Changing Needs each focus on a main area of gynaecological care, providing a general overview of the issues involved as well as specific examples of how nurses and PAMs are making a difference. All of the contributors have used their interest and expertise in a specific field to develop a gynaecology service for women. The first chapter gives an overview of nurse–led assessment in gynaecology and is a natural introduction to the work covered by the following chapters. Topics are arranged roughly in the order they may be experienced as a woman matures, starting with sexual health problems, frequently associated with teenagers, and ending with the menopause and gynaecological oncology. However there is considerable overlap with, for example, more mature women now contracting sexually transmitted infections and an increase in gynaecology cancers among younger women.
Gynaecology: Changing Services for Changing Needs will have a special appeal for all nurses and PAMs already working in gynaecology. It will motivate and encourage nurses to look at new ways of delivering care. However, anyone interested in women s health in general will gain a useful overview of gynaecological problems and modern service provision.
1. Nurse–led Assessment in Gynaecology (Sue Jolley).
2. Promoting Sexual Health (Sue Jolley, Sue Griffiths, Helen White).
3. A Vital Role for Nurse Colposcopists S(ue Jolley, Sally Wright).
4. Optimising Care for Women with Problems in Early Pregnancy (Anne Walton, Cindy Wilson, Sian Schmidt).
5. Developing an Effective but Realistic Fertility Service (Jill Yates).
6. The Role of the Urogynaecology (Nurse Liz Towell).
7. The Role of the Women s Health Physiotherapist in Gynaecological care (Judith Lee).
8. The Menopause and Beyond: a Positive Approach (Sarah Kordula, Joan Meyerowitz).
9. Delivering Patient–centered Cancer Care Gynaecology (Julie Golding, Sally Wright).
10. Risk Management in Gynaecology Julie (Golding, Sue Jolley).
Sue Jolley was a mature entrant into nursing, previously working as a primary school teacher. She has been a Gynaecology Nurse for 15 years and has developed a special interest in teenage sexual health. Currently, she has dual responsibility for promoting research and managing the Gynaecology pre–operative assessment unit. She has several articles published on issues relating to women s health.