May-June 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 3
pp: 150-208

Guest Editorial


Second Opinion Column


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

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

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

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

Nutrition for the Family


Health Information Technology


Global Health and Nursing


TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: PDF Only


Perinatal Patient Safety



CE Connection


An Overview of Ethics in Maternal-Child Nursing

Callister, Lynn Clark; Sudia-Robinson, Tanya

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 36(3):154-159, May-June 2011.

The broad principles underlying ethical perinatal and neonatal nursing practice are discussed.

Ethical Considerations for Genetic Testing, Infertility, and Balancing Maternal–Fetal Needs

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 36(3):162-168, May-June 2011.

Dr. Callister helps us to understand how to practice ethically in these specific situations.

Ethics of Infant Relinquishment, Cultural Considerations, and Obstetric Conveniences

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 36(3):171-177, May-June 2011.

Cultural considerations come into play when ethical practice is discussed, as is the role of obstetric conveniences such as labor induction and primary cesarean birth without medical indication.

Neonatal Ethical Issues: Viability, Advance Directives, Family Centered Care

Sudia-Robinson, Tanya

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 36(3):180-185, May-June 2011.

When is viability reached? Should advance directives be a part of the care we deliver to neonates and their families?

Ethical Implications of Newborn Screening, Life-Limiting Conditions, and Palliative Care

Sudia-Robinson, Tanya

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 36(3):188-196, May-June 2011.

Palliative care is essential knowledge for the NICU nurse, as is the impact of life limiting conditions on the family.