September/October 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 5
pp: 286-352

Guest Editorial


Global Health in Action: We Are the World

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(5):286, September/October 2012.

This issue focuses on the health of women and children globally, with an exciting array of articles that address issues and perspectives related to global health.

Second Opinion


Are Emerging Infectious Diseases the Most Significant Global Health Concern for Nurses?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Korniewicz, Denise M.; Baldwin, Carol M.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(5):288-289, September/October 2012.

What is the most significant global health concern: emerging infectious diseases or chronic non-communicable diseases?

Nutrition for The Family


Health Information Technology


Global Maternal-Child Mobile Health

McCartney, Patricia

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(5):347, September/October 2012.

Mobile health is transforming global health care practice, especially among low resource countries with poor maternal-child health outcomes.

Toward Evidence-Based Practice: PDF Only


Global Health and Nursing


Let There Be Light: WE CARE Solar

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(5):351, September/October 2012.

Sustainable interventions such as WE CARE Solar are making a difference in the health of vulnerable women and newborns

Perinatal Patient Safety


Going the Full 40 for Healthy Mothers and Babies

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(5):352, September/October 2012.

Learn about new patient education materials, 40 Reasons to Go the Full 40, for use in prenatal visits, prepared childbirth classes, and other patient interactions during the last weeks of pregnancy


Nurses in Low Resource Settings Save Mothers' Lives With Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment

Kausar, Farah; Morris, Jessica L; Fathalla, Mohamed; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(5):308-316, September/October 2012.

Nurses and nurse-midwives in developing countries can use the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment, a first-aid tool, to stabilize women in shock from postpartum hemorrhage.

Global Health and Neonatal Nursing: A Personal Journey

Kenner, Carole; Boykova, Marina

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(5):317-324, September/October 2012.

This article describes the personal journey of one nurse and her mentee and how a passion for neonates led to global policy work.

Developing a Transcultural Nursing Leadership Institute in China

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(5):325-330, September/October 2012.

International partnerships within the health care community provide a vehicle to navigate the complexities of transcultural differences and a way to improve global health care.

Patterns of Violence Against Women in Three Communities in Alexandria, Egypt

Guimei, Maaly; Fikry, Faten EzEldin; Esheiba, Ola Mamdouh Abd Elwahed

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(5):331-338, September/October 2012.

This study identified patterns of violence against women in three communities in Alexandria, Egypt, and how can nurses and others can help to create a violence-free community.

Relief of Pain During Blood Specimen Collection in Pediatric Patients

Inal, Sevil; Kelleci, Meral

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(5):339-345, September/October 2012.

External cold and vibration stimulation effectively reduced pain and anxiety during blood specimen collection in pediatric patients.

CE Connection


Thirty Years of Global Outreach by the American College of Nurse-Midwives

Kennedy, Holly Powell; Stalls, Suzanne; Kaplan, Lorrie Kline; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(5):290-295, September/October 2012.

Over the past three decades, the American College of Nurse-Midwives has mentored midwives in more than 30 countries who have contributed talent and commitment to making the world a safer place for women and children

Giving Birth: The Voices of Women in Tamil Nadu, India

Corbett, Cheryl A.; Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(5):298-305, September/October 2012.

What is the meaning of childbirth and experiences during the childbearing year to women from Tamil Nadu, India?