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March-April 2007 - Volume 32 - Issue 2
pp: 70-132

Editorial


Issues Related to Delivering an Early Childhood Home-Visiting Program

Woodgate, Roberta; Heaman, Maureen; Chalmers, Karen; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(2):95-101, March-April 2007.

Home visitation has a long and rich history. What lessons have been learned about how to do it effectively?

Picture Perfect: Benefits and Risk of Fetal 3D Ultrasound

WISEMAN, CLAUDIA S.; KIEHL, ERMALYNN M.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(2):102-109, March-April 2007.

In many places you don't need any healthcare provider to obtain an ultrasound in pregnancy—just go to the local shopping mall. How safe are ultrasounds anyway?

Smoking Too Young: Students' Decisions About Tobacco Use

Hayes, Evelyn R.; Plowfield, Lisa A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(2):112-116, March-April 2007.

College students are smoking tobacco far too frequently. Why do they choose to smoke? Why do some choose not to smoke?

SECOND OPINION


INFANT NUTRITION


THE NEW NETWORKING


Do You Know About Physiologic Monitoring and “Smart Clothes”?

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(2):123, March-April 2007.

The latest way to monitor physiology is with clothing embedded with sensors! Imagine how this could revolutionize monitoring of children or pregnant women.

GLOBAL HEALTH AND NURSING


How Much Does the World Value Children?

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(2):124, March-April 2007.

The United Nations Millennium Development Goal Four is to reduce mortality in children under age 5. What do you know about this important topic?

LETTER


TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE


Randomized Controlled Trial to Determine Effects of Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshop on Maternal Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy and Breastfeeding Duration

Heaman, Maureen

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(2):128, March-April 2007.

Experts suggest how 6 research articles can be used in nursing practice.

Infant and Neonatal Mortality for Primary Cesarean and Vaginal Births to Women With “No Indicated Risk,” United States, 1998–2001 Birth Cohorts

Heaman, Maureen

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(2):130, March-April 2007.

Experts suggest how 6 research articles can be used in nursing practice.

PERINATAL PATIENT SAFETY



Intimate Partner Physical and Sexual Assault & Child Behavior Problems

McFarlane, Judith; Malecha, Ann; Watson, Kathy; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(2):74-80, March-April 2007.

Intimate partner violence (the term now used in place of “domestic violence”) affects not only the adult partners but also the children. Dr. McFarlane, one of the preeminent scholars in this field, has studied this important topic.

Requesting Perinatal Autopsy: Multicultural Considerations

Chichester, Melanie

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(2):81-86, March-April 2007.

In today's multicultural world, do you understand how various cultural groups feel about autopsy? What is the best way to approach grieving parents about this topic?

Intervening to Promote Early Initiation of Breastfeeding in the LDR

Komara, Carol; Simpson, Diana; Teasdale, Carla; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(2):117-123, March-April 2007.

Learn how a birthing center changed its practice regarding timing of initiation of breastfeeding and how the mothers reacted.


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