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May-June 2005 - Volume 30 - Issue 3
pp: 158-220

Editorial


SECOND OPINION


Should Medical-Surgical Nursing Experience Be Required for New Graduates Before Working in a Specialty?: Writing for the Pro Position:: PRO

Vahey, Doris C.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(3):160, May-June 2005.

Has the time come to discontinue the age-old requirement that time in medsurg is needed before being hired in a perinatal setting? What do you think?

Infant Nutrition


THE NEW networking


toward evidence-based PRACTICE


Cost Effectiveness of Postnatal Home Nursing Visits for Prevention of Hospital Care for Jaundice and Dehydration

Lipman, Terri H.; Tiedje, Linda Beth

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(3):216, May-June 2005.

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

Perinatal Patient Safety



Journey to Anna and Marie

Stoeckle, Mary L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(3):166-176, May-June 2005.

What happens when a woman decides to adopt a child from a foreign country? Do we as nurses understand what families go through in that process, and do we empathize appropriately? This nurse beautifully describes her experiences in China and helps us to understand how to work with mothers of children adopted from another country.

Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices: Regarding Children’s Pain

Van Hulle Vincent, Catherine

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(3):177-183, May-June 2005.

Pain management is a hot topic and one that nurses need to consider every day. Do nurses adequately relieve the pain of children in the hospital? What do you think?

Global Maternal Mortality: Contributing Factors and Strategies for Change

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(3):184-192, May-June 2005.

As the 2004 Fulbright Scholar to the Russian Federation, Dr. Callister was asked to give this address at the Meetings of the International Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations, March 8, 2004, New York City. MCN is proud to be able to share this with its readers.

Feeling Normal Women’s Experiences of Menopause After Infertility

Olshansky, Ellen

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(3):195-200, May-June 2005.

Throughout their reproductive lives, women with infertility feel abnormal. What happens to them when the experience menopause and become “normally” infertile?

Herb Usein Pregnancy: What Nurses Should Know

Born, Diane; Barron, Mary Lee

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(3):201-206, May-June 2005.

Are your patients asking you about which herbs they can use? This article can clear up some confusion about herbal use in pregnancy.

The Perinatal: Special Care Unit: EXPERT CARE FOR HIGH-RISK PATIENTS

MACMULLEN, NANCY J.; MEAGHER, BARBARA

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(3):209-213, May-June 2005.

How does your institution handle the care of sick pregnant women near term or postpartum? These nurses describe the solution their hospital used and how it has worked.