November-December 2006 - Volume 31 - Issue 6
pp: 346-396

EDITORIAL


SECOND OPINION


Does Abstinence-Only Education Put Adolescents at Risk?

Epstein, Jane

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(6):348, November-December 2006.

The politics of sex education is a hot-button issue. Read what these nurses think about abstinence-only education.

Coordinated by Heidi VonKoss Krowchuk, PhD, RN, PNP, FAAN

Rickenback, Christina F.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(6):349, November-December 2006.

The politics of sex education is a hot-button issue. Read what these nurses think about abstinence-only education.

Evidence-Based Practice



Readability: An Important Issue Impacting Healthcare for Women with Postpartum Depression

Logsdon, M. Cynthia; Hutti, Marianne H.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(6):350-355, November-December 2006.

We are all encouraged to assess women for postpartum depression and help women become more informed about this devastating problem. Are the materials we choose readable by the average woman?

Watching & Worrying: Early Pregnancy After Loss Experiences

Côté-Arsenault, Denise; Donato, Kara L.; Earl, Shaleagh Sullivan

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(6):356-363, November-December 2006.

Pregnancy loss is devastating for everyone involved. What happens during the early stages of a subsequent pregnancy? Is bonding even possible?

How to Implement Complementary Therapies for Laboring Women

Zwelling, Elaine; Johnson, Kitti; Allen, Jonell

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(6):364-370, November-December 2006.

In an age of technology and operative births, these authors bring us back to our roots in nursing and encourage us to use nursing interventions for pain relief. They even tell us how to go about making this change in practice.

The Need for Sexual Health Information: Perceptions and Desires of Young Adults

von Sadovszky, Victoria; Kovar, Cheryl Kleck; Brown, Carolyn; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(6):373-380, November-December 2006.

Sexual health programs are constantly being developed and taught to adolescents. Do these programs meet the learning needs of the young adults we seek to teach?



Postpartum Depression: The Reliability of Telephone Screening

Mitchell, Anne Marie; Mittelstaedt, Mary E.; Schott-Baer, Darlene

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(6):382-387, November-December 2006.

Is it possible to screen for postpartum depression over the telephone, weeks after a woman has had her baby? These nurses tested that idea.





Prevention of Perinatal Transmission of HIV

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(6):396, November-December 2006.

Do you know the official guidelines for preventing perinatal transmission of HIV? This is an essential topic for patient safety.

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