July-August 2006 - Volume 31 - Issue 4
pp: 214-276

Editorial


Second Opinion


Should Recipients of Nursing Care Be Referred to as “Clients”?

Scroggs, Nancy

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(4):216, July-August 2006.

If you are of the opinion that words matter, and that what a person is called makes a difference, then you have argued about this point in the past. See what our experts think.

Should Recipients of Nursing Care Be Referred to as “Clients”?

Hodge, Mary Alice

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(4):217, July-August 2006.

If you are of the opinion that words matter, and that what a person is called makes a difference, then you have argued about this point in the past. See what our experts think.

INFANT NUTRITION


THE NEW NETWORKING


Podcasting in Nursing

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(4):270, July-August 2006.

Just when you start to feel “tech savvy,” another new technology emerges. What do you know about podcasting in nursing?

GLOBAL HEALTH AND NURSING


Making a Difference: Goals for Improving the Health of Women and Children Globally

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(4):271, July-August 2006.

It's difficult to believe, but maternal mortality and high rates of infant mortality worldwide are still major problems. All of us can contribute to the solutions.

TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE


Perinatal Patient Safety



CenteringPregnancy: A New Approach in Prenatal Care

Carlson, Nicole Smith; Lowe, Nancy K.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(4):218-223, July-August 2006.

The model of routine prenatal care we all know may have outlived its usefulness. Do you know about this new model, in which the focus is health education, and the power is held by the women?

The Family & Breastfeeding Laws: What Nurses Need to Know

Chang, Karen; Spatz, Diane L.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(4):224-230, July-August 2006.

Did you know that laws still exist that discourage breastfeeding? What are those laws? Where are they being used? What can you do about it?

HIV and Pregnancy: Considerations for Nursing Practice

Lachat, Maryanne F.; Scott, Carol A.; Relf, Michael V.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(4):233-240, July-August 2006.

The scourge of HIV is still with us and requires that all nurses who work with mothers and infants keep their knowledge base current.

The Voices of Teen Mothers: The Experience of Repeat Pregnancy

Herrman, Judith W.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(4):243-249, July-August 2006.

If we are to help young women avoid repeat pregnancies, it's important to understand their motivations, needs, and desires. This nurse spoke to the young women to find out just those things.

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation in Perinatal Settings

Blanchard, Dawn S.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(4):250-256, July-August 2006.

We hear a lot about supplementing foods and formula with omega 3 fatty acids. What does it do? Should it be done? Is it safe?.

Reconceptualizing the Nurse's Role in the Newborn Period as an “Attacher”

Karl, Donna J.; Beal, Judy A.; O'Hare, Cynthia M.; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(4):257-262, July-August 2006.

Nursing has come so far from being a task-oriented profession. While there are still tasks to be performed, we now know that we should do them with a higher purpose in mind-in this case, to serve as the model of attachment for mothers and newborns.

Adverse Maternal Outcomes in Women With Asthma: DIFFERENCES BY RACE

MacMullen, Nancy J.; Tymkow, Catherine; Shen, Jay J.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(4):263-268, July-August 2006.

Asthma in pregnancy seems to have reached epidemic proportions. Do pregnant asthmatic women of different races have different outcomes?