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November-December 2007 - Volume 32 - Issue 6
pp: 333-392

EDITORIAL


One Part of a Larger Whole

Freda, Margaret Comerford

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):333, November-December 2007.

It's easy to think that the world we deal with daily is the whole world. It is not, for the larger world around us has become more and more visible. This issue of MCN participates in a larger effort to highlight world health problems.

SECOND OPINION: PRO


Should Children Be Financially Compensated for Their Participation in Research Studies?

Lobo, Marie L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):334, November-December 2007.

Is payment for participation in research actually coercion to participate? Is it ever appropriate to pay the children themselves?

SECOND OPINION: CON


Coordinated by Heidi VonKoss Krowchuk,PhD, RN,PNP, FAAN

De Santis, Joseph

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):335, November-December 2007.

Is payment for participation in research actually coercion to participate? Is it ever appropriate to pay the children themselves?


Hospitalized Children's Perceptions of Nurses and Nurse Behaviors

SCHMIDT, CYNTHIA; BERNAIX, LAURA; KOSKI, AIMEE; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):336-342, November-December 2007.

What do hospitalized children have to say about the nurses who care for them? These nurse researchers found out.

HSV: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PREGNANT PATIENT

Perozzi, Katherine J.; Zalice, Kirstyn Kameg; Howard, Valerie; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):345-350, November-December 2007.

Nurses caring for pregnant women need to understand how to deal with HSV and its possible impact on pregnancy and the newborn.

Using the Concept of Family Strengths to Enhance Nursing Care

SITTNER, BARBARA J.; HUDSON, DIANE BRAGE; DEFRAIN, JOHN

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):353-357, November-December 2007.

Sometimes in nursing we use a “deficit” framework to describe what we are trying to do through nursing care. The Family Strengths framework turns this on its head, and asks us to examine families for their positive virtues.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Sound Levels Before and After Structural Reconstruction

Krueger, Charlene; Schue, Shirley; Parker, Leslie

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):358-362, November-December 2007.

We all know by now that noise affects neonates. But when an NICU undergoes a reconstruction, can noise be decreased?

Smoking Behavior in Pregnant Arab Americans

Kulwicki, Anahid; Smiley, Karen; Devine, Susan

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):363-367, November-December 2007.

Smoking in pregnancy has well-known negative outcomes. How does smoking in pregnancy differ by ethnic groups? These authors looked at a specific subgroup to discover some answers.

Social Support for First-Time Mothers: An Irish Study

LEAHY-WARREN, PATRICIA

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):368-374, November-December 2007.

Ireland has a wholly different healthcare system than the United States. What is done there for women having their first baby?

Kangaroo Care at Birth for Full Term Infants: A Pilot Study

WALTERS, MARY W.; BOGGS, KIM M.; LUDINGTON-HOE, SUSAN; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):375-381, November-December 2007.

Can kangaroo care at the time of birth influence newborn skin temperature, blood glucose, and initiation of breastfeeding?



INFANT NUTRITION


Infant Nutrition and Global Poverty

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):382, November-December 2007.

In keeping with the global theme, Dr. Morin describes the problem of poor nutrition and its correlation with global poverty.

THE NEW NETWORKING


Global Alliance for Nurses and Midwives

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):383, November-December 2007.

Did you know that there is a listserv for nurses interested in global health? Dr. McCartney has found it for you.

GLOBAL HEALTH AND NURSING


Poverty and the Health of Women and Children

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):384, November-December 2007.

Dr. Callister enlightens us about the international efforts to help women living on one dollar or less per day, and how those efforts can improve health and well-being.

LETTER


TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE


PERINATAL PATIENT SAFETY


Elective Labor Induction

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(6):392, November-December 2007.

The induction rate has skyrocketed. What can you do to be sure that inductions are being done safely in your institution? Does your intrapartum team function when an emergency cesarean birth is necessary?

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