March/April 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 2
pp: 79-144

Editorial


Second Opinion Column


Is Bipolar Disorder Over Diagnosed in Children?

Beal, Judy; Berube, Charlene J.; Alach, Elizabeth B.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(2):80-81, March/April 2011.

What do you know about this important topic? Our skillful debaters make their points to help you learn more and make a decision.

Nutrition for the Family


Health Information Technology


Meaningful Use and Certified Electronic Health Records

McCartney, Patricia Robin

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(2):137, March/April 2011.

Soon institutions will receive incentives for using electronic health records. Dr. McCartney explains it all for you.

TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: PDF Only


Global Health and Nursing


Perinatal Patient Safety


Better Care

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(2):144, March/April 2011.

Quality improvement programs are in place in many settings to make sure that better care is given to perinatal patients.


Exploring Biobehavioral Outcomes in Mothers of Preterm Infants

Howland, Lois C.; Pickler, Rita H.; McCain, Nancy L.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(2):91-97, March/April 2011.

This study highlights the high levels of stress and depressive symptoms that may be experienced by mothers of preterm infants, and suggests the potential value of developing effective strategies to target maternal psychological distress.

Infant Feeding Practices of Young Mothers

Karp, Sharon M.; Lutenbacher, Melanie

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(2):98-103, March/April 2011.

Young mothers in this study were found to be feeding their infants inappropriate foods such as French fries and cereal in bottles.

Healthcare Utilization in the Pregnancy Following a Perinatal Loss

Hutti, Marianne H.; Armstrong, Deborah S.; Myers, John

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(2):104-111, March/April 2011.

When women have experienced a perinatal loss, the following pregnancy can be fraught with anxiety, and result in multiple health care visits.

Nutrition Profiles of American Women in the Third Trimester

Gennaro, Susan; Biesecker, Babette; Fantasia, Heidi Collins; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(2):120-126, March/April 2011.

Women at high risk for preterm labor and birth were found to have inadequate nutrition for both micronutrients and macronutrients.

Sailing Against the Tide: Taiwanese Women's Journey From Pregnancy Loss to Motherhood

Sun, Hui-Lin; Sinclair, Marlene; Kernohan, George W.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(2):127-133, March/April 2011.

Women of varying cultures experience perinatal loss in culturally specific terms. The women studied here help us to understand one of those cultural imperatives.

CE Connection


Impact of a Formal Breastfeeding Education Program

Mellin, Pamela S.; Poplawski, Donna T.; Gole, Amy; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(2):82-88, March/April 2011.

This study shows how an educational program and adherence to protocols can increase exclusive breastfeeding as well as improve health care provider knowledge, comfort level and attitudes about breastfeeding

Eating Disorders & Breastfeeding

Carwell, Micaela L.; Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(2):112-117, March/April 2011.

These authors provide information on how breastfeeding can foster a positive self image for women suffering from a eating disorder.