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September-October 2008 - Volume 33 - Issue 5
pp: 269-328


Should Maternity Services Be Hotel-Like?

McKie-Addy, Cynthia

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(5):270, September-October 2008.

Perinatal care has come a long way in the past few decades. Are services such as manicures, pedicures, and 24-hour room service the next step?

Should Maternity Services Be Hotel-Like?

Strek, Sharon

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(5):271, September-October 2008.

Perinatal care has come a long way in the past few decades. Are services such as manicures, pedicures, and 24-hour room service the next step?


The Faces OF MOEBIUS SYNDROME: Recognition and Anticipatory Guidance

Broussard, Anne Bienvenu; Borazjani, June G.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(5):272-278, September-October 2008.

Have you heard of Moebius syndrome? Would you know it if you saw it? How can you as a nurse help children with this diagnosis?

THE LONELINESS OF the Perinatal Nurse in Litigation

McCaffrey, Mary P.; Neumann, Darlene; Furniss, Kathleen K.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(5):281-286, September-October 2008.

It's the sad truth that nurses are involved in lawsuits when a bad outcome occurs in perinatal healthcare. What would you do if you were named? These nurses examine the topic, and offer suggestions.

LATE Preterm Birth: A New Nursing Issue

Shaw, Rebecca Riesser

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(5):287-293, September-October 2008.

This is a hot topic that all MCH nurses need to understand. What is “late preterm”? Why are these relatively “big” babies so often treated as term infants, when they are not, and really require special attention?

Promoting PHYSICAL ACTIVITY in Teen Girls: Insight From Focus Groups

Loman, Deborah G.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(5):294-299, September-October 2008.

Everyone is telling us that the obesity problem is an epidemic. How can nurses best help young teenage women to combat obesity? What messages will they want to hear?

THE EXPERIENCE OF Thai Women Facing the Onset of Preterm Labor

Rattasumpun, Prapa; Raines, Deborah A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(5):302-306, September-October 2008.

What can nurses learn by studying the experiences of pregnant women in other cultures? Preterm labor affects women worldwide, and their responses can help inform the care we provide every day.

Providing Responsive NURSING CARE to New Mothers With High and Low Confidence

Mantha, Shannon; Davies, Barbara; Moyer, Alwyn; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(5):307-314, September-October 2008.

Some new mothers seem to adapt to their role quickly and easily; others find it much more difficult. How can nurses provide better care for the women who have low confidence skills in their mothering abilities?

PRENATAL BREASTFEEDING EDUCATION and Breastfeeding Outcomes

Rosen, Irene M.; Krueger, Mary V.; Carney, Lorraine M.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(5):315-319, September-October 2008.

Breastfeeding is best. We all know that. Does it matter what type of breastfeeding class is offered to women? Do prenatal classes result in higher rates of breastfeeding than postpartum classes?




Social Networking on ANANurseSpace.org

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(5):321, September-October 2008.

Facebook and Myspace have competition now from the social networking site just for nurses, which Dr. McCartney explains for all of you.


The Light of Knowledge: International Council of Nursing Mobile Libraries

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(5):322, September-October 2008.

Nurses all over the world need better resources for knowledge. Dr. Callister explains an ICN program that will make you proud.



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