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May-June 2008 - Volume 33 - Issue 3
pp: 141-196

Editorial


Infant Nutrition


THE NEW NETWORKING


GLOBAL HEALTH AND NURSING


TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE


PERINATAL PATIENT SAFETY


Extreme Obesity as a Patient Safety Risk During Labor and Birth

Simpson, Katshleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(3):196, May-June 2008.

Would your L&D unit know how to prepare for the admission of an extremely obese woman? What patient safety factors would you have to consider?


2nd Opinion: PRO


Should Assistive Staff in Hospitals (Such as Nurses' Aides) Be Licensed?

Smyth-Giambanco, Sheila

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(3):142, May-June 2008.

Nurses must rely on nursing assistants for many patient care activities. How comfortable are we with their knowledge and training? Is more needed?

2nd Opinion: CON


Coordinated by Kathleen Leask Capitulo, DNSc, RN, FAAN

Tewell, Barbara

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(3):143, May-June 2008.

Nurses must rely on nursing assistants for many patient care activities. How comfortable are we with their knowledge and training? Is more needed?


Childbirth Is Changing What Now?

Tiedje, Linda Beth; Price, Elizabeth; You, Mei

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(3):144-150, May-June 2008.

Nursing literature is replete with articles about the horrors of technology in birth. Is this something that concerns the women we care for?

State of the Science on Postpartum Depression: WHAT NURSE RESEARCHERS HAVE CONTRIBUTED—PART 2

Beck, Cheryl Tatano

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(3):151-156, May-June 2008.

In Part 2 of this series, Dr. Beck describes how nurses have contributed to the literature on PPD about instruments, interventions, mother-infant interactions, and other factors.

Standardizing Criteria for Scheduling Elective Labor Inductions

Durham, Laurel; Veltman, Larry; Davis, Peggy; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(3):159-165, May-June 2008.

L&D nurses everywhere complain about the numbers of elective inductions, and the impact on nursing staffing and patient care. These nurses did something about it.

Early Weeks After Premature Birth as Experienced by Latina Adolescent Mothers

Neu, Madalynn; Robinson, JoAnn

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(3):32-38, May-June 2008.

Are there best practice methods of caring for adolescent mothers who are Latina? What is the influence of their culture on their needs?

A Case Study of Postpartum Depression & Altered Maternal-Newborn Attachment

Zauderer, Cheryl R.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(3):173-178, May-June 2008.

This new mother suffered from PPD and was helped by this nurse practitioner. Find out what happened.

Knowledge to Action: Implementing a Guideline for Second Stage Labor

Sprague, Ann E.; Oppenheimer, Lawrence; McCabe, Linda; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(3):179-186, May-June 2008.

This interdisciplinary team worked to change the way second stage labor was managed. What worked? What didn't?


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