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Position Statement: The Doctor of Nursing Practice for Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners

August 2016 Vol. 4 No. 3

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) supports a pragmatic approach . . .

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NPWH news & updates
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Message from the CEO

August 2016 Vol. 4 No. 3

Author: Gay Johnson

As I am sure many of you know, NPWH always strives to provide you with . . .

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Editor-in-chief's message
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Editor-in-chief’s message

August 2016 Vol. 4 No. 3

Author: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dear Colleagues,
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. As providers of women’s healthcare, we . . .

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Features
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Diagnosis and management of pelvic organ prolapse: The basics

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Brittany S. Nutt, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC*; Susan Chaney, EdD, RN, FNP-C, FAANP; and Catherine Hill, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common condition that occurs when one or more pelvic . . .

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Cancer Prevention and Treatment
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Boosting HPV vaccination rates: A call to action

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP

Faculty
Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, is a nurse practitioner at Michigan . . .

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Policy & practice points
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Collaboration in practice: A framework for team-based care

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Susan Kendig, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Since passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, alternate care delivery models such as . . .

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Focus on sexual health
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Sexuality in the aging population: Statement of the problem

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF

This column is the first part of a 2-part series.
The aging process can . . .

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Assessment and management
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Early pregnancy loss management for nurse practitioners and midwives

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Amy J. Levi, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC and Tara Cardinal, MN, CNM, ARNP

Early pregnancy loss (EPL), or miscarriage, is a common phenomenon in pregnancy; up to 30 . . .

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Quiz Time

Which statement about healthcare for women Veterans is true?

a) All women Veterans are required to seek healthcare services within the VA system.
b) The VA system has achieved its goal in reducing gender disparities in healthcare delivery.
c) Maternity care is delivered by outside community providers and paid for by the VA.
d) The VA does not cover in-hospital healthcare services for newborns following delivery.

The correct answer is c.

Answer a) is false; approximately 83% of women Veterans seek healthcare outside the VA.
Answer b) is false; despite the VA’s efforts, gender gaps persist with regard to certain healthcare goals.
And answer d) is false; A newborn’s hospital care is covered by the VA from birth through the first 7 days of life.

To find out more about the types of healthcare services that the VA provides for female Veterans, read “When the warrior is a woman.” See the May 2016 issue here

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