July-August 2010 - Volume 35 - Issue 4
pp: 185-244

Editorial


Second Opinion Column


A Question of Identity: Should White Uniforms Be Standard for Hospital-Based RNs?

Krowchuk, Heidi VonKoss; Albert, Nancy M.; Bowen, Cherrie

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(4):186-187, July-August 2010.

Who's a nurse? Who's a nursing assistant? Would a white uniform make a difference to the public we serve?

Nutrition for the Family


Health Information Technology


TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: PDF Only


Global Health and Nursing


The International Year of the Nurse

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(4):243, July-August 2010.

In this, the International Year of the Nurse, Dr. Callister takes a few minutes to remind us of the amazing achievements of our most important international nurse, Florence Nightingale.

Perinatal Patient Safety


Thromboprophylaxis for Cesarean Birth

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(4):244, July-August 2010.

What do you know about the application of intermittent pneumatic compression devices for all women who have a cesarean birth?


Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Maternal Child Health

Shay-Zapien, Gina; Bullock, Linda

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(4):206-212, July-August 2010.

It's not just the woman who is affected by intimate partner violence. This article helps you to understand the impact on the fetus, the newborn, and the children.

Don't Miss Preconception Care Opportunities for Adolescents

Heavey, Elizabeth

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(4):213-219, July-August 2010.

Dr. Heavey wanted to find out if opportunities existed for preconception care for adolescents, and how nurses could best use them.

Nursing Care for Postpartum Depression, Part 1: Do Nurses Think They Should Offer Both Screening and Counseling?

Segre, Lisa S.; O'Hara, Michael W.; Arndt, Stephan; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(4):220-225, July-August 2010.

Nurses in the U.S. can learn a lot from models of nursing practice used in other countries. Read this to find out how new mothers in the U.K. receive excellent care for postpartum depression, all delivered by nurses

Perspectives of College Students on their Childhood ADHD

Bartlett, Robin; Rowe, Tracie S.; Shattell, Mona M.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(4):226-231, July-August 2010.

Young adults who experienced ADHD as children describe what it was like, and how they were helped or hurt by those who tried to guide them.

Spirituality as a Coping Resource for African American Parents of Chronically Ill Children

Allen, Deborah; Marshall, Elaine S.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(4):232-237, July-August 2010.

Many of our patients rely on their spiritual beliefs to help them cope with medical problems. This research examined how a specific group of patients gains meaning from adversity.

CE Connection


Patient Education to Reduce Elective Labor Inductions

Simpson, Kathleen Rice; Newman, Gloria; Chirino, Octavio R.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(4):188-194, July-August 2010.

Everyone in our field is now coming to an understanding about the dangers of elective inductions without medical indication, yet these procedures continue to occur. Who is teaching the patients about their choices? Dr. Simpson is, and has done this study to show you that the women can make the best choice for their health when given the total information.

Oral Intake During Labor: A Review of the Evidence

Sharts-Hopko, Nancy C.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(4):197-203, July-August 2010.

Dr. Sharts-Hopko has succinctly and expertly gathered the evidence for how we should approach oral intake in labor. Use this article for evidence-based practice in your setting.