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September-October 2007 - Volume 32 - Issue 5
pp: 269-328

Guest Editorial


Pediatric Palliative Care: Exemplar Programs

Kavanaugh, Karen; Bowden, Vicky R.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(5):269, September-October 2007.

This special issue of MCN is devoted to showcasing clinical programs being implemented all over the country for pediatric palliative care.

SECOND OPINION: PRO


Should Neonatal Palliative Care Take Place at Home, Rather Than the Hospital?

Cavaliere, Terri

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(5):270, September-October 2007.

Are parents and infants better off at home for palliative care? Or do parents at home feel abandoned by the nursing and medical providers?

SECOND OPINION: CON


Coordinated by Kathleen Leask Capitulo, DNSc, RN, FAAN

Howe, Tsu-Hsin

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(5):271, September-October 2007.

Are parents and infants better off at home for palliative care? Or do parents at home feel abandoned by the nursing and medical providers?

Infant Nutrition


THE NEW Networking


Digital Bereavement Photography

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(5):322, September-October 2007.

The photos that you assist parents to take of their stillborn or dying child might be the only tangible memories those parents ever have of the child.

Global Health and Nursing


TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE


Perinatal Patient Safety


Assessing Fetal Well-Being Prior to Cesarean Birth

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(5):328, September-October 2007.

Dr. Simpson describes how L & D nurses can use their knowledge and skills to help avoid disastrous and unexpected fetal outcomes during cesarean birth.


Fetal Concerns Program: A Model for Perinatal Palliative Care

Leuthner, Steven; Jones, Emilie Lamberg

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(5):272-278, September-October 2007.

This program was developed to provide appropriate care to women and families dealing with a pregnancy that will not end with a healthy newborn. Read about the wonderful things they do to provide palliative care, and the important role of the nurse in the process.

PROVIDING PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE: PACT IN ACTION

DUNCAN, JANET; SPENGLER, EMILY; WOLFE, JOANNE

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(5):279-287, September-October 2007.

This article describes how an interdisciplinary team changed the environment of their institutions from cure to palliation and included the families in all the care given.

Meaningful Moments: The Use of Ritual in Perinatal and Pediatric Death

Kobler, Kathie; Limbo, Rana; Kavanaugh, Karen

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(5):288-295, September-October 2007.

Rituals are used in all societies to help deal with grief and bereavement. These authors describe the rituals often seen in the care of families facing perinatal and pediatric death.

END-OF-LIFE NURSING EDUCATION CONSORTIUM FOR PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE (ELNEC-PPC)

Malloy, Pam; Sumner, Elizabeth; Virani, Rose; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(5):298-302, September-October 2007.

You might have heard about ELNEC, the pioneering nursing education program about end of life, but this article describes it in detail and demonstrates how nurses have used what they learned to change practice.

Palliative Care Resources for the Health Professional

ANDREONI, VICKI M.; OBRECHT, JENNIFER A.; BOWDEN, VICKY R.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(5):305-310, September-October 2007.

These nurses have compiled a comprehensive listing of pediatric palliative care resources for all of you. This list represents mostly everything you could need.

Tender Mercies: Increasing Access to Hospice Services for Children With Life-Threatening Conditions

Dabbs, Devon; Butterworth, Lori; Hall, Elinor

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(5):311-319, September-October 2007.

The brutality of 9/11 caused many people to change their lives and dedicate themselves to helping others. Read about these two mothers who took it upon themselves to help dying children. Their story is one you won't soon forget.

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