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May-June 2007 - Volume 32 - Issue 3
pp: 137-200

Editorial


Dutch Women's Perceptions of Childbirth in the Netherlands

Johnson, Taralyn R.; Callister, Lynn Clark; Freeborn, Donna S.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(3):170-177, May-June 2007.

Oh yes, things are done differently in the Netherlands regarding childbirth. We can learn a lot from what happens in other countries.

SECOND OPINION


Is the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) the Appropriate Doctoral Degree for Nurses?

Fitzpatrick, Joyce J.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(3):138, May-June 2007.

Here it is, folks. The debate we've been waiting for. Don't miss reading it – the future of nursing practice is here.

Is the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) the Appropriate Doctoral Degree for Nurses?

Marecki, Marsha

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(3):139, May-June 2007.

Here it is, folks. The debate we've been waiting for. Don't miss reading it – the future of nursing practice is here.

Infant Nutrition


The New Networking


Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Maternal/Child Nursing

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(3):193, May-June 2007.

This is an increasingly difficult problem for MCH nurses. Read about what nurses on listservs are discussing regarding MRSA.

Global Health and Nursing


Improving Literacy in Women and Girls Globally

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(3):194, May-June 2007.

Literacy equals good health in many instances. The tragedy of illiteracy among girls globally is a major health problem.

Toward Evidence-Based Practice


Cardiorespiratory Fitness Levels Among U.S. Youth 12 to 19 Years of Age: Findings From the 1999–2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Lipman, Terri H.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(3):197, May-June 2007.

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

Perinatal Patient Safety


Surgical Safety: Minimizing Risk of Retained Foreign Bodies During Cesarean Birth

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(3):200, May-June 2007.

This has always been a risk in surgery, and Dr. Simpson explains how to deal with it to better ensure patient safety.


Using Reflective Nursing Practice to Improve Care of Women With Congenital Heart Disease Considering Pregnancy

Kilpatrick, Kelley; Purden, Margaret

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(3):140-147, May-June 2007.

Do you understand reflective nursing practice? When faced with the care of women considering pregnancy who had CHD, these nurses could find no evidence in the literature. They proceeded scientifically, however, to learn all they could about how to care for these women.

Human Milk Donation: What Do You Know About It?

Woo, Katie; Spatz, Diane

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(3):150-155, May-June 2007.

Have you seen auctions for breast milk on the Internet? Should women share their breast milk? What is a regulated human milk bank? All nurses who care for women should know about this.

Getting Through Birth in One Piece: Protecting the Perineum

Hastings-Tolsma, Marie; Vincent, Deborah; Emeis, Cathy; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(3):158-164, May-June 2007.

Are there things that nurses can do to help prevent episiotomy or perineal laceration? This research suggests there are.

Using a Focus Group to Determine Car Seat Use Among Mothers of Children Aged 3 to 7 Years

Medoff-Cooper, Barbara; Tulman, Lorraine

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(3):165-169, May-June 2007.

Child car seats seem to be a difficult problem for parents today. What are women saying about why they use them and why they don't?

Family Attitudes About Tobacco Smoke Exposure of Young Children at Home

Yousey, Yvonne

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(3):178-183, May-June 2007.

Do families allow others to smoke in their homes, even if they don't smoke themselves? How do people choose to have a smoke-free home for their children? The answers will help you to educate parents.

Women's Experience With Social Presence During Childbirth

Price, Sheri; Noseworthy, Jennifer; Thornton, Juliet

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(3):184-191, May-June 2007.

Family-centered care is practiced in some institutions but not in all. What do women have to say about who they want with them in labor?.


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