Women’s Gynecologic Health, Second Edition by Kerri Durnell Schuiling and Frances E. Likis was recently awarded the Book of the Year Award from the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Presented at the ACNM 57th Annual Meeting & Exposition in Long Beach, CA, the award recognizes the year's best research and scholarship in midwifery and women's health.
According to ACNM Senior Policy Advisor Eileen Ehudin Beard, CNM, FNP, the text,
"...provides a plethora of excellent up-to-date information on many aspects of women’s health with an emphasis on a holistic approach to care. One of the many things that make this text special is that it has a feminist approach to health care. This is exemplified by the illustrations which show the woman as whole rather than just 'body parts.' The second edition has some wonderful revisions that include new chapters on the care of lesbian, transgender and bisexual women, care of women during the first trimester of pregnancy as well as the care of women who have had gastric bypass surgery."
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, ACNM members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with both state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.
"Francie and I were deeply honored to receive the ACNM Book of the Year Award for our second edition of Women's Gynecologic Health," said author, Kerri Durnell Schuiling. "We produced this book because we believed that there needed to be a book that presented women's gynecologic health from a feminist and holistic viewpoint. We strove to emphasize the importance of respecting the normalcy of female physiology while at the same time providing medical content appropriate for assessment, diagnosis and treatment of pathology. Receiving this award a second time is therefore particularly meaningful because for us, it affirms that our colleagues also believe in the importance of treating women from a holistic perspective and respecting each woman as an authoritative knower."
Women’s Gynecologic Health, Second Edition is a comprehensive text that equips students and practicing clinicians with a strong foundation in women’s gynecologic health, including health promotion, maintenance, and treatment. Based on the most recent research, it provides authoritative content written from a feminist perspective to convey a holistic approach to care.
Completely updated and revised, the second edition includes four new chapters on diagnosis of pregnancy at the gynecologic visit, women’s health after bariatric surgery, sexual assault, and urinary tract infections. In addition, the chapter on gynecologic health care for sexual and gender minorities has been expanded to include care not only for lesbians, but also for women who are bisexual or transgender.