March/April 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 2
pp: 69-128

Editorial


Second Opinion


Nutrition for The Family


Food-Borne Illnesses: A Continuing Concern

Morin, Karen H.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(2):120, March/April 2013.

Considerable progress has been made to address food borne illnesses in the United States however this remains a serious health issue.

Health Information Technology


Evidence on Electronic Health Record Documentation Time

McCartney, Patricia

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(2):121, March/April 2013.

There is a significant gap in knowledge related to the process, time involved, potential benefits, and possible negative implications of EHR documentation by nurses.

Global Health and Nursing


Uplifting Women and Girls

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(2):122, March/April 2013.

Uplifting women and girls through the provision of an essential and basic article of clothing is an example of how attention to the social determinants of health influences lives for the better.

Toward Evidence-Based Practice: PDF Only


Perinatal Patient Safety



Siblings of Children with Down Syndrome: An Integrative Review

Choi, Hyunkyung; Riper, Marcia Van

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(2):72-78, March/April 2013.

This integrative review described the experiences of siblings living with a child with Down syndrome and identified modifiable and non-modifiable factors associated with siblings' adaptation.

Depression Among Mothers of High-Risk Infants Discharged From a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Northrup, Thomas F.; Evans, Patricia W.; Stotts, Angela L.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(2):89-94, March/April 2013.

Associations between maternal depression and infant health conditions, smoking, and socioeconomic characteristics were examined in mothers of high-risk NICU infants.

Patterns and Predictors of Sleep Quality in Taiwanese Pregnant Women

Hung, Hsuan-Man; Tsai, Pei-Shan; Ko, Shu-Hua; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(2):95-101, March/April 2013.

Findings of this study revealed the prevalence of pregnancy-associated sleep disturbances.

A Transdisciplinary Team Approach to Perinatal Loss

Smart, C.J.; Smith, Brenda Lee

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(2):110-114, March/April 2013.

A transdisciplinary team embarked on a one-year journey to establish a process for providing consistent, high-quality care to patients experiencing a pregnancy loss.

Status of Oral Health Care in Hospitalized Children

Blevins, Jo Young

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(2):115-119, March/April 2013.

Pediatric nurses can contribute to the identification, care, and prevention of oral health problems in children, but few nurses reported providing oral assessments of hospitalized children.

CE Connection


The Personal and Professional: Nurses' Lived Experiences of Adoption

Foli, Karen J.; Schweitzer, Roberta; Wells, Courtenay

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(2):79-86, March/April 2013.

Nurses share their experiences with adoption as caregivers, adoptive parents and birth parents.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Therapeutic Interventions

Sublett, Juli

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(2):102-107, March/April 2013.

This paper explores varied therapy options for infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and the risks, benefits, and outcomes of the therapies.