July/August 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 4 : MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing

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July/August 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 4
pp: 209-272,E15-E18

Guest Editorial


Second Opinion Column


Should Water Birth Be Offered as an Option for Childbearing Women?

Beal, Judy; Shaw-Battista, Jenna; Huwe, Valerie Yates

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):210-211, July/August 2015.

Is birth underwater safe? These experts present their views on this controversial childbirth method ...

Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing


Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy

Killion, Molly

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):262, July/August 2015.

Cardiac arrest during pregnancy is an event every obstetric and neonatal team hopes to avoid, howeve...

Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing


Measles: To Vaccinate or Not?

Beal, Judy A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):263, July/August 2015.

A recent measles outbreak has highlighted the importance of vaccination for all eligible children. O...

Nutrition for the Family


The Social Nature of Eating

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):264, July/August 2015.

Have you ever noticed that you tend to eat more when in the company of others? Have you ever wondere...

Health Information Technology


Exploring Massive Open Online Courses for Nurses

McCartney, Patricia Robin

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):265, July/August 2015.

Nurses can use massive open online courses as part of a personal professional development plan. Ther...

Global Health and Nursing


Toward Evidence Based Practice: PDF Only


Toward Evidence Based Practice

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Lewis, Judith A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):268-270, July/August 2015.

Experts suggest how 6 research articles can be used in nursing practice.

Perinatal Patient Safety


Newborn Safety in the Hospital

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):272, July/August 2015.

More focus is needed on the safety of newborns while in the care of their parents on the mother-baby...


Increasing Physical Activity in Children: From Evidence to Action

Jakubowski, Tami L.; Faigenbaum, Avery D.; Lindberg, Claire

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):213-219, July/August 2015.

Physical inactivity is now the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality, yet a growing number...

Lymphatic Filariasis in Children in Haiti

Byrne, Sharon K.; Collins, Shonta D.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):227-233, July/August 2015.

Lymphatic Filariasis is a tropical disease common in Haiti. A pediatric case report is presented and...

Discovering Self: Childbearing Adolescents' Maternal Identity

Macintosh, Janelle; Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):243-248, July/August 2015.

This study explores how childbearing adolescents perceive motherhood as becoming part of their perso...

Implementing Skin-to-Skin Care in the Operating Room After Cesarean Birth

Sundin, Courtney Stanley; Mazac, Lauren Bradham

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):249-255, July/August 2015.

Placing the baby skin to skin with the mother in the OR after cesarean birth may have positive impli...

Postpartum Depression Among Asian Indian Mothers

Goyal, Deepika; Park, Van Ta; McNiesh, Susan

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):256-261, July/August 2015.

Cultural patterns of Asian Indians influence perceptions and biases about mental health and clinical...

CE Connection


Reproductive Health Concerns in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Kartoz, Connie Rutan

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):220-226, July/August 2015.

SLE has many implications for the reproductive health of women of childbearing age. The pathophysiol...

Bladder Management With Epidural Anesthesia During Labor: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Wilson, Barbara L.; Passante, Tammy; Rauschenbach, Diane; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):234-242, July/August 2015.

Results of this randomized controlled trial should cause nurses to question routine use of indwellin...