Articles by Kathleen Leask Capitulo

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Should Older Teens and Young Adults With Chronic, Life-Threatening Pediatric Illnesses be Transitioned to Adult Providers and Care Based on Chronologic Age?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; McCarthy, Colleen; McKie-Addy, Cynthia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 40(3):142-143, May/June 2015.

When is the best time to transition care of teens and young adults with chronic healthcare conditions to adult providers?

Should Parents and Families of Stillborn Babies be Encouraged to See, Hold, and Have Funerals for the Babies?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Huang, Zhaoxia; Lu, Xiaosheng

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(3):146-147, May/June 2014.

Is it really best for newly bereaved parents to see and hold their deceased child?

Should Children Who Experience Traumatic Amputations Be Offered Temporary Ectopic Implantation Instead of a Prosthesis?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Zheng, Wenxian; Zheng, Guo-qing

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(1):6-7, January/February 2014.

A topic we've never before covered in MCN, debated expertly.

Should Prophylactic Antibiotics Be Routinely Given to a Mother Before a Cesarean Birth?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Klein, Victor R.; Wright, Michelle

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(5):266-267, September/October 2013.

The debate about when to administer antibiotics continues.

Should Healthcare Workers be Required to be Vaccinated Against Influenza?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Eagan, Janet; Carbone, Kathryn

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(3):134-135, May/June 2013.

Since the rights of healthcare personnel to autonomy potentially conflict with the rights of patients to expect minimal risk of exposure to nosocomial infections during their hospital stay, there are compelling views on each side of the debate concerning mandatory vaccination of healthcare personnel against influenza.

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

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

MCN, 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?

Developing a Transcultural Nursing Leadership Institute in China

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask

MCN, 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.

Should Ovum (Human Egg) Donation Be Allowed?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Huang, Zhaoxia; Stekas, Anastasia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(3):144-145, May/June 2012.

Donor eggs have added to the battery of available infertility treatments, but what about the egg donor?

Should Children Visit Patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU)?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Barchue, Sylvia M; Morgan, Aneita

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(1):8-9, January/February 2012.

Is it good for the patients? Good for the families? Good for the child? Read the debate and make up your own mind.

Does Pay for Performance Improve Patient Care?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; MacDavitt, Kathryn; Gallagher, Mary Anne

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(5):278-279, September/October 2011.

"Evidence based care" "Pay for Performance" We must hear these terms many times a day now. What do they mean? Are they the methods of the future for improving care for our patients?

Should There Be a Limit of One Single Embryo Implanted During an IVF Cycle?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Huang, Zhaoxia; Hou, Xiaohong

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(3):152-153, May/June 2011.

This debate has important implications for mothers, babies, and families.

Is Poverty the Root Cause of the Epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Montalvo, Wanda; Capitulo, Melissa

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(1):8-9, January/February 2011.

It seems to be an epidemic. What is causing all this childhood diabetes?

Should Ovum Retrieval Routinely Be Done Under Anesthesia?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Hou, Xiaohong; Huang, Zhaoxia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(3):130-131, May/June 2010.

Colleagues from China have written the two sides of this debate about whether ovum retrieval requires anesthesia.

Should Nursing Students Be Required to Participate in Actual Births During Their Obstetric Clinical Experience?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Ma, Amy; Rosario-Sim, Maria G.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 34(6):340-341, November/December 2009.

How do you feel about nursing students never even witnessing a birth during their obstetric clinical rotations?

Genetic Testing:Is There a Right Not to Know?: Pro

Zinberg, Randi E.; Capitulo, Kathleen Leask

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 31(3):144, May/June 2006.

Every day there seem to be more conditions that can be found through genetic testing. Should people have these tests? What if they don’t want to know?

Evidence for Healing Interventions With Perinatal Bereavement

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 30(6):389-396, November/December 2005.

We have all faced the dilemma of working with a bereaved family and not knowing exactly how to help them. In this article, Dr. Capitulo looks at this entire body of literature and suggests interventions that can really help families in need.

PERINATAL GRIEF ONLINE

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 29(5):305-311, September/October 2004.

Dr. Capitulo studied an online perinatal bereavement listserv to see how it helped bereaved parents. Her results can teach us to suggest new and innovative methods of coping for our patients.

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