Women's health care is something that impacts across all healthcare setting, from contraception/pre-birth, adolescence to old age and death. The role of the nurse is to recognise the diversity of needs and expectations associated with delivering a high quality, humanistic approach to health, and would hope to empower women, from a personal heath perspective, to access the best available healthcare. Use this guide to find information resources about women’s health including books, reports and journal articles.
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Women have long been viewed as at the mercy of their biology. How has nursing as a profession challenged the myths and misconceptions around women's health? This exhibition explored themes including menstruation, miscarriage, menopause and gynaecological cancers.
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Nursing History Collection
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04 Nov 2021
Myth Busting the Menopause (for Registered Nurses, Midwives, Health Care Support Workers and Nursing Students)
This morning seminar aims to: Increase knowledge of the Menopause Basics, raise awareness of the red flags associated with the menopause, and improve understand around the risks and benefits of HRT. This event is hosted by RCN Wales but you do not need to be working in Wales to join us!
25 Nov 2021
This conference will explore the perceptions of surviving domestic abuse and the domestic abuse cycle, discuss how healthcare staff can be supported if exposed to domestic abuse, and consider the impact of domestic abuse on children, the promotion of trauma informed approaches to practice and demonstrate an example of best practice in supporting families. You do not need to be based in Wales to join us for this event.
01 Dec 2021
Increase your knowledge of women's health issues across their life course by attending this virtual conference. Early bird offer available until 9am, 21 Oct.
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