Articles by Judy Beal

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Should Water Birth Be Offered as an Option for Childbearing Women?

Beal, Judy; Shaw-Battista, Jenna; Huwe, Valerie Yates

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 40(4):210-211, July/August 2015.

Is birth underwater safe? These experts present their views on this controversial childbirth method being offered by some providers and hospitals.

Should Informed Consent be Required for Routine Newborn Screening and for the Storage of Blood Samples?

Beal, Judy; Lewis, Judith; Kenner, Carole

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(5):282-283, September/October 2014.

How much should parents be told about routine newborn screening and their options to decide if their baby is tested? These experts provide a thoughtful discussion on the pros and cons of obtaining parental consent for routine newborn screening and storage of blood samples that should be considered by every nurse caring for newborn babies.

Should Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome be Discharged With Their Mothers Rather Than Placed in a Foster-Care Environment?

Beal, Judy; Bauer, Jill A.; Diedrick, Lee A.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(4):218-219, July/August 2014.

What is the safest environment for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome following their discharge after birth?

Should a Child be Discharged from a Pediatric Practice if the Parent Refuses Immunizations?

Beal, Judy; Tenrreiro, Kathleen; Vecchio-Gilbert, Linda Del

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(2):78-79, March/April 2014.

What an interesting conundrum. We want our pediatric patients to be well cared for. What if they reject our best advice?

Should Extreme Obesity in Children be Considered Child Abuse?

Beal, Judy; Decker, Jonathan W; Quelly, Susan

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(6):334-335, November/December 2013.

Whose fault is it when a child suffers from extreme obesity? Is anyone at fault?

Should Parents Be Present During Their Child's Resuscitation?

Beal, Judy; Vecchio-Gilbert, Linda Del; Berube, Charlene C.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(4):198-199, July/August 2013.

Perhaps all the hustle and bustle in a resuscitation could be misconstrued by the parents; but maybe it could show them that everything possible is being done?

Is a Clinical Experience in Maternal Child Health Critical to the Education of Baccalaureate Nursing Students?

Beal, Judy; Karshmer, Judith; Lambton, Judith

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(6):358-359, November/December 2012.

Should nursing students have practice in maternal child settings? Do the educational benefits outweigh potential risks?

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?

Is the Doctorate of Nursing Practice an Appropriate Degree for Executive Nurse Leaders?

Beal, Judy; Bolg, Julee R.; Brostoff, Marcie

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(6):342-343, November/December 2011.

The discussion about the DNP continues. Should nurse executives obtain a DNP, or is a PhD more appropriate?

Should Children With Type 1 Diabetes Be Hospitalized at Diagnosis?

Beal, Judy; Grey, Margaret; Doyle, Elizabeth A.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(4):214-215, July/August 2011.

The diagnosis of diabetes is a major life stressor for children and their families. Such a diagnosis requires intensive nursing care and teaching. Where should this teaching and care be provided? The debaters bring their many years of professional experience to provide their informed opinions.

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.

Parents and Professionals in the NICU: Communication Within the Context of Ethical Decision-Making—An Integrative Review

Beal, Judy; Heaman, Maureen

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 31(2):130, March/April 2006.

Experts suggest how six research articles can be used in nursing practice.

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