March-April 2006 - Volume 31 - Issue 2
pp: 75-136

Editorial


Second Opinion


Infant Nutrition


THE NEW networking


New Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(2):128, March-April 2006.

We used to be taught that pacifiers were bad. Now, apparently, they are not only good, but can reduce SIDS. What do you know about this?

Global Health and Nursing


Toward Evidence-Based Practice


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

Beal, Judy; Heaman, Maureen

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

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

Perinatal Patient Safety



Amniotic Fluid Embolism: Historical Perspectives & New Possibilities

Schoening, Anne M.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(2):78-83, March-April 2006.

It has long been a mystery: why do some women suddenly become dramatically ill postpartum? What is amniotic fluid embolism?

Understanding Sexual Abstinence in African American Teens

Haglund, Kristin

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(2):86-92, March-April 2006.

We all worry about the effects on health of early sexual activity for teenagers, but some teenagers choose abstinence. This nurse asked them about their choice, so you can use the information with your clients.

The NICU Experience of Lactation and Its Relationship to Family Management Style

Bernaix, Laura W.; Schmidt, Cynthia A.; Jamerson, Patricia A.; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(2):95-100, March-April 2006.

It’s not easy to choose breastfeeding when your child is in the NICU, since some units are not accustomed to it. What types of families are successful with choosing breastfeeding for their neonate in the NICU?

Adolescent Gestational Weight Gain: Does It Contribute to Obesity?

Groth, Susan

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(2):101-105, March-April 2006.

Everyone is talking about the obesity epidemic these days. What is the effect of gestational weight gain on future obesity for teens? Is there a relationship?

Breastfeeding Behaviors and Experiences of Adolescent Mothers

SPEAR, HILA J.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(2):106-113, March-April 2006.

Dr. Spear examined why some adolescent mothers choose to breastfeed. Her findings can help you to help your adolescent patients.

Acculturation: Implications for Perinatal Research

Beck, Cheryl Tatano

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(2):114-120, March-April 2006.

When doing research about cultural issues, what are the key components for study? Dr. Beck examines this important topic for us.

Transcultural Analysis of Postpartum Depression

Goldbort, Joanne

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(2):121-126, March-April 2006.

Is PPD a western phenomenon? This author examined the literature to find out if women in other cultures experience postpartum depression.

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