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November-December 2009 - Volume 34 - Issue 6
pp: 338-396

EDITORIAL


SECOND OPINION COLUMN


Should Nursing Students Be Required to Participate in Actual Births During Their Obstetric Clinical Experience?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Ma, Amy; Rosario-Sim, Maria G.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(6):340-341, November-December 2009.

How do you feel about nursing students never even witnessing a birth during their obstetric clinical rotations?

INFANT NUTRITION


Preparing Infant Formula: Increasing Caregiver Knowledge

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(6):387, November-December 2009.

We all try to help women with breastfeeding, but do we exert enough energy to teach women who bottlefeed? Knowing how to safely work with formula is essential for safe care of the newborn.

THE NEW NETWORKING


GLOBAL HEALTH AND NURSING


Reduction of Malaria: One Insecticide Treated Bednet at a Time

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(6):389, November-December 2009.

Read this column to learn of the amazing work being done to prevent malaria among women and children in Africa.

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PERINATAL PATIENT SAFETY



Reproductive Life Plans: Initiating the Dialogue With Women

Sanders, Lorraine B

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(6):342-347, November-December 2009.

Do you know what a Reproductive Life Plan is? Or why they are necessary? Or how to talk to your patients about them?

ONLINE SUPPORT FOR SINGLE, LOW-INCOME, AFRICAN AMERICAN MOTHERS

Hudson, Diane Brage; Campbell-Grossman, Christie; Keating-Lefler, Rebecca; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(6):350-355, November-December 2009.

These nurses set up online support systems for teen mothers. Did it work? Did it help?

Rooting for the Breast: Breastfeeding Promotion in the NICU

Cricco-Lizza, Roberta

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(6):356-364, November-December 2009.

Do NICU nurses promote breastfeeding? Dr. Cricco-Lizza has developed a research plan to answer this question, and others, about nurses' views of breastfeeding our smallest patients.

CHALLENGES FACED IN PROVIDING SAFE CARE IN RURAL PERINATAL SETTINGS

JUKKALA, ANGELA M.; KIRBY, RUSSELL S.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(6):365-371, November-December 2009.

Providing safe care in rural perinatal units, especially those with few births, is a challenge. These researchers looked at some safety indicators to see how rural perinatal "microsystems" are doing.

Child Visitation Policy and Practice for Maternity Units

Spear, Hila J.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(6):372-377, November-December 2009.

We all like to think that we practice family-centered care, but it seems that phrase has different meanings for each institution. Dr. Spear tried to find out just what is being done about perinatal sibling visitation throughout one entire geographic area of the United States.

Late Preterm Infants and Risk for RSV

Coffman, Sherrilyn

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(6):378-384, November-December 2009.

More attention has been focused on late preterm infants during the past several years. Their special health risk for RSV is highlighted in this article.