May/June 2014 - Volume 39 - Issue 3
pp: 144-212

Endings and Beginnings


Guest Editorial


Second Opinion


Nutrition for the Family


Health Information Technology


Global Health and Nursing


Toward Evidence-Based Practice: PDF Only


Perinatal Patient Safety



Impact of a Pediatric Quality of Life Program on Providers' Moral Distress

Brandon, Debra; Ryan, Donna; Sloane, Richard; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 39(3):189-197, May/June 2014.

Nurses and other health care providers experience moral distress when they are asked to provide care that they don't agree with. These nurses gave their peers a special program on pediatric quality of life. Did they impact moral distress?

Combining Regional Expertise to Form a Bereavement Support Alliance

Friedrichs, Judy B.; Kobler, Kathie; Roose, Rosmarie E.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 39(3):198-204, May/June 2014.

It's rare when a small professional organization is able to sustain itself for decades, and even more rare when it grows and thrives.

CE Connection


Contexts of Reproductive Loss in Lesbian Couples

Black, Beth Perry; Fields, Wendy Smith

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 39(3):157-162, May/June 2014.

Our country is finally making some progress toward greater acceptance of non-traditional families, but the very special needs of lesbian couples who experience a perinatal loss has rarely been tackled in the literature before this.

“Being Sure”: Women's Experience with Inevitable Miscarriage

Limbo, Rana; Glasser, Jo K.; Sundaram, Maria E.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 39(3):165-174, May/June 2014.

The loss of a pregnancy after 12 weeks is particularly difficult. One aspect of this loss oftentimes is the need for treatment to remove uterine contents. This requires that patients and families make choices they may not want to make.

Evidence-based Intervention with Women Pregnant after Perinatal Loss

Côté-Arsenault, Denise; Schwartz, Katharine; Krowchuk, Heidi; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 39(3):177-186, May/June 2014.

We can talk among ourselves about how we best help families who experience a perinatal loss, but what evidence is available about the best way to help?