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September-October 2009 - Volume 34 - Issue 5
pp: 273-332

Editorial


Second Opinion


Infant Nutrition


Global Health and Nursing


The New Networking


Hourly Rounds: An Evidence-based Practice

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(5):327, September-October 2009.

Lots of nurses have been discussing whether hourly rounds are a good thing or just more work. Dr. McCartney explains it all for you.

Toward Evidence-Based Practice


Perinatal Patient Safety


Financial Disincentives for Nonperformance in Obstetrics

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(5):332, September-October 2009.

And what would happen if third-party payers stopped paying for elective inductions or cesarean births before 39 weeks?


Breastfeeding Mothers and Violence: What Nurses Need to Know

Averbuch, Tali; Spatz, Diane

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(5):284-289, September-October 2009.

We've long known that past abuse is a major risk factor for a healthy pregnancy. What about its effect on breastfeeding?

THE EFFECT OF BRIEF ALCOHOL INTERVENTION ON POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

WILTON, GEORGIANA; MOBERG, D. PAUL; FLEMING, MICHAEL F.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(5):297-302, September-October 2009.

When postpartum depression is combined with alcohol abuse, the outcome for mother and baby is threatened. What type of intervention works in these cases?

Prenatal Care Disparities and the Migrant Farm Worker Community

Bircher, Heidi

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(5):303-307, September-October 2009.

The immigration debate waxes and wanes in the US, but the health problems of pregnant farm workers in the US continue unabated.

Working With Teen Moms and Babies at Risk: The Power of Partnering

Norris, Joan; Howell, Eleanor; Wydeven, Marysue; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(5):308-315, September-October 2009.

There are specific models of nursing care which have been tested and shown to produce positive results. The concept of partnering is one of them.

Music Therapy To Relieve Anxiety In Pregnant Women On Bedrest: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Yang, Min; Li, Lingjiang; Zhu, Haili; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(5):316-323, September-October 2009.

What's the saying? Music soothes...Well, these researchers looked at how it works for high-risk pregnant women on bedrest. Read about this randomized, controlled trial.

Case Report


Metabolic Alkalosis After Using Enhanced Water to Dilute Powdered Formula

Eby, Anne Kathryn

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(5):290-294, September-October 2009.

We spend a lot of time helping breastfeeding mothers. What do we as nurses do for the formula-feeding mothers in terms of teaching about safe diluting of formula?


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