July/August 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 4
pp: 215-280

Guest Editorial


Change

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(4):215, July/August 2012.

There is much progress to celebrate in women's health, but many women still suffer from the effects of gender discrimination and inequality.

Second Opinion


Should Families Be Present During Pediatric Resuscitation?

Beal, Judy; Decker, Jonathan W.; Gibson-Young, Linda M.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(4):216-217, July/August 2012.

Do you think family members should be present during the resuscitation of their child?

Nutrition for The Family


Health Information Technology


Unintended Consequences of Health Information Technology

McCartney, Patricia Robin

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(4):273, July/August 2012.

A comprehensive and cooperative approach is needed to anticipate, identify, and manage unintended consequences from health information technology.

Global Health and Nursing


Childbearing Women and Intimate Partner Violence

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(4):275, July/August 2012.

Nurses should work toward the creation of a global social environment that promotes gender equity and reduces violence against childbearing women.

Toward Evidence-Based Practice: PDF Only


Perinatal Patient Safety


Standardizing Methods to Determine Nurse Staffing for Perinatal Units

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(4):280, July/August 2012.

This model is a first step in standardizing the method for determining nursing hours needed for adequate staffing of perinatal units.


The Life-Changing Impact of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: An Analysis of Online Postings

Hess, Rosanna Formanek; Weinland, Jo Ann D.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(4):241-246, July/August 2012.

Online support group members exchange information and offer support and advice on peripartum cardiomyopathy, a life-threatening, life-changing condition.

A Meta-Synthesis Related to Infant Feeding Decision Making

Nelson, Antonia M.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(4):247-252, July/August 2012.

To promote breastfeeding and increase the effectiveness of support interventions with new mothers, nurses need to first understand maternal infant feeding decision making.

Childbearing Depression and Childhood Aggression: Literature Review

Hendricks, Katherine; Liu, Jianghong

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(4):253-261, July/August 2012.

The current literature suggests childbearing depression increases the likelihood of childhood aggression in early childhood.

Racial Differences in the Health of Childbearing-Aged Women

Arbour, Megan W.; Corwin, Elizabeth J.; Salsberry, Pamela J.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(4):262-268, July/August 2012.

Dismayed by high rates of preterm birth in the United States, this secondary analysis of NHANES data explores the preconceptional health status of White, African American, and Mexican American women and provides concise clinical implications for practitioners.

CE Connection


Identification of Mothers at Risk for Postpartum Depression by Hospital-Based Perinatal Nurses

Logsdon, M. Cynthia; Tomasulo, Roselyn; Eckert, Diane; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(4):218-225, July/August 2012.

This paper provides guidelines and suggests best practices for hospital-based perinatal nurses related to identifying postpartum depression.

Implementing Baby-Friendly Practices: Strategies for Success

Smith, Pat Bohling; Moore, Karen; Peters, Liz

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(4):228-233, July/August 2012.

Learn about this community hospital's journey to become designated as Baby Friendly.