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July-August 2005 - Volume 30 - Issue 4
pp: 226-280

Editorial


SECOND OPINION


Folic Acid Fortification Should Oral Contraceptives Be Next?: PRO

Verbiest, Sarah

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(4):228, July-August 2005.

Grain has now been fortified with folic acid. Should other substances taken orally by women be fortified as well? Read this debate and decide what you think.

Folic Acid Fortification Should Oral Contraceptives Be Next?: CON

Lester, Robin M.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(4):229, July-August 2005.

Grain has now been fortified with folic acid. Should other substances taken orally by women be fortified as well? Read this debate and decide what you think.

Infant Nutrition


THE NEW networking


Discussion List Questions About Labor Epidurals

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(4):273, July-August 2005.

This topic is very commonly addressed by nurses on the Perinatal Discussion List. Read this column to find out the questions asked most frequently by nurses about labor epidurals.

toward evidence-based PRACTICE


Perinatal Patient Safety



An Intervention Program for Families With Irritable Infants

Keefe, Maureen R.; Barbosa, Gail A.; Froese-Fretz, Ann; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(4):230-236, July-August 2005.

These nurses have used decades of experience studying irritable infants to develop an intervention program that works.

Tailoring STI & HIV Prevention Programs for Teens

Kelly, Patricia J.; Lesser, Janna; Smoots, Alexandria

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(4):237-242, July-August 2005.

HIV and STI prevention are essential education for adolescents. What special elements need to be incorporated into such programs for teens?

Family Functioning and Hope in Children With Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

CONNELLY, THOMAS W. JR.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(4):245-250, July-August 2005.

A chronic illness in a child presents a family with unique challenges. Dr. Connolly describes how families cope.

Across the Fertility Lifespan: Desire for Pregnancy at Conception

Aquilino, Mary Lober; Losch, Mary E.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(4):256-262, July-August 2005.

This important study, conducted in 98 institutions in Iowa, examined intendedness of pregnancy. Their results present us with challenges to this ongoing problem.

Early Intervention for Children and Families : With Special Needs

Blann, Lauren E.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(4):263-267, July-August 2005.

Hopefully we all refer appropriate families to early intervention programs. What do those programs do? What are the eligibility criteria?

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