January-February 2004 - Volume 29 - Issue 1
pp: 9-68

GUEST EDITORIAL


SECOND OPINION


Should School-Based Services Be Routinely Available to Teen Mothers?: Writing for the PRO Position

Sadler, Lois S.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(1):10, January-February 2004.

We all want to help adolescent mothers finish their education and learn about childcare. Is a school setting the best place for these services?

LIST OF 2003 REVIEWERS


MCN AWARDS


THE NEW NETWORKING


TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE



New Options for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Kartoz, Connie R.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(1):30-35, January-February 2004.

Are you educated about the newest forms of contraception? This nurse explains how these new options might work for teenagers at risk for pregnancy.

Positive Youth Development: Reducing the Health Risks of Homeless Youth

Taylor-Seehafer, Margaret A.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(1):36-40, January-February 2004.

Among the neediest of all our patients, homeless teens require specialized help and understanding. This nurse describes optimal care for these adolescents.

Common Menstrual Disorders in Adolescence: Nursing Interventions

McEvoy, Mimi; Chang, Jane; Coupey, Susan M.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(1):41-49, January-February 2004.

One of the reasons that adolescent women seek healthcare is for menstrual problems. Are you aware of the most common disorders and treatments?

Use of Home Pregnancy Tests Among Adolescent Women

Sadler, Lois S.; Dynes, Michelle W.; Daley, Alison M.; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(1):50-55, January-February 2004.

These authors explain how home pregnancy tests work, and why they might not always be the best option for teenagers.

Intergenerational Family Relations and Sexual Risk Behavior in Young Women

Tuttle, Jane; Landau, Judith; Stanton, M. Duncan; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(1):56-61, January-February 2004.

What can we do about the risky sexual behavior of some adolescents? Can it be predicted and, therefore, prevented?

CE


Living on the Edge: The Current Phenomenon of Self-mutilation in Adolescents

Derouin, Anne; Bravender, Terrill

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(1):12-18, January-February 2004.

How common is self-mutilation among teenagers? What can nurses do to prevent it, to assess for it, and to treat it?

Drug and Substance Use in Adolescents

Schiffman, Rachel F.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(1):21-27, January-February 2004.

Drug use and abuse continues to be a health problem for adolescents. Dr. Schiffman helps us to understand the extent of the problem and the nature of the substances being abused.

CE test