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July-August 2009 - Volume 34 - Issue 4
pp: 206-268

Editorial


Second Opinion


Letter to the Editor


Response from Auhtors


INFANT NUTRITION


Melamine: The World at Your Doorstep

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(4):261, July-August 2009.

Last year we learned about melamine in powdered milk in China when thousands of children died. What should you know about this dangerous chemical?

THE NEW NETWORKING


GLOBAL HEALTH AND NURSING


So You Want to Make a Difference in Global Health?

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(4):263, July-August 2009.

Just how could you go about doing something with your nursing knowledge on the international stage? Dr. Callister gives you the steps to take.

TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE


PERINATAL PATIENT SAFETY


Obstetrical Triage: Stable for Discharge

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(4):268, July-August 2009.

Women are sent home from L&D triage units every day with a note “stable for discharge.” But are they stable? Read some cases where “stable” wasn't stable at all.


Facilitating Attachment After International Adoption

Murphy, Natalie L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(4):210-215, July-August 2009.

Since international adoption is so common, nurses need to know more about the issues families can face, such as disordered attachment. What do you know about this, and are you prepared to help these families?

Sexuality & Breastfeeding: What Do You Know?

Convery, Kelly M.; Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(4):218-223, July-August 2009.

Do you discuss how a couple can incorporate sexuality into their lives when the new mother is lactating? This important topic is addressed too infrequently, leaving couples to cope with little or no knowledge of what is “normal.”

Hypoxia in the Term Newborn: Part Three—Sepsis and Hypotension, Neurologic, Metabolic and Hematologic Disorders

Rohan, Annie J.; Golombek, Sergio G.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(4):224-233, July-August 2009.

In this final article in the 3-part series, our experts help you to understand hypoxia as it relates to disorders you might see in newborns.

Formative Infant Feeding Experiences and Education of NICU Nurses

Cricco-Lizza, Roberta

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(4):236-242, July-August 2009.

Do the nurse's own personal experiences with feeding their children influence the manner in which they educate patients about breastfeeding? You might be surprised to read what Dr. Cricco-Lizza found.

Debriefing to Help Perinatal Nurses Cope With a Maternal Loss

Dietz, Deborah

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(4):243-248, July-August 2009.

We all hope we'll never have to deal with a maternal death, but even this rare event happens sometimes. How can leadership nurses help staff to cope with a disaster such as this?

Adolescent Attitudes, Beliefs, and Concerns Regarding Breastfeeding

Nelson, Antonia M.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(4):249-255, July-August 2009.

We'd like them to breastfeed, but what are the adolescents themselves thinking about this? Dr. Nelson asked them, and found out the myths they've heard.

Accurate Assessment of Mother & Infant Sleep: How Many Diary Days are Required?

Thomas, Karen A.; Burr, Robert L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(4):256-260, July-August 2009.

Many nurses are interested in studying mother/infant sleep, for this dynamic has important implications for most aspects of mothering. How should this best be done? Dr. Thomas has found the most reliable way to keep sleep diaries.


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