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September-October 2005 - Volume 30 - Issue 5
pp: 287-344

Editorial


Another Hero for All of Us

Freda, Margaret Comerford

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(5):287, September-October 2005.

Doesn’t the unprofessional portrayal of nurses in the media drive you crazy? Why do TV shows always have a physician doing what nurses do routinely?

SECOND OPINION


Infant Nutrition


THE NEW networking


Online Bidding for Open Nursing Shifts

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(5):335, September-October 2005.

Wait a minute—online bidding for the nurse who will accept the lowest amount of pay for working a shift? Are they kidding? Is this the eBay of the work world?

toward evidence-based PRACTICE


Perinatal Patient Safety



Basal Body Temperature Assessment: Is It Useful to Couples Seeking Pregnancy?

Barron, Mary Lee; Fehring, Richard J.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(5):290-296, September-October 2005.

For untold decades, basal body temperature has been taught to couples who were seeking pregnancy. Is there science to back up this practice? Is BBT a viable method of detecting ovulation?

Acculturation Level and Postpartum Depression in Hispanic Mothers

Beck, Cheryl Tatano; Froman, Robin D.; Bernal, Henrietta

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(5):299-304, September-October 2005.

Is there a difference in rates of postpartum depression for Hispanic mothers? These nurses studied groups of Hispanic women from different countries to look for the answer.

Children With Asthma: A Concern for the Family

Kumar, Coleen; Edelman, MaryAnn; Ficorelli, Carmel

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(5):305-311, September-October 2005.

Family-centered care for children with asthma is a necessity. These nurses describe the elements of such care and how you can incorporate them into the care you provide.

Extremely Low Birthweight Infants: Issues Related to Growth

Carroll, Julia; Slobodzian, Renee; Steward, Deborah K.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(5):312-318, September-October 2005.

Read this article to learn what the literature has to say about nutrition for ELBW infants and what you can do to improve their nutrition.

The Impact of Epilepsy on the Adolescent Adolescent

MARIN, SUSANA

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(5):321-326, September-October 2005.

Teens with epilepsy struggle with all the normal problems of adolescence along with taking medications to control their seizures. How does this affect them?

Parenting Needs, Goals, & Strategies of Adolescent Mothers

Stiles, Anne Scott

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(5):327-333, September-October 2005.

What is it that adolescent mothers need from us? This nurse studied this group to answer that question.