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May/June 2016 - Volume 41 - Issue 3
pp: 139-196,E9-E12

Editorial


The American Nurses Association's White Paper on Nurse Staffing : Clinical and Economic Benefits of Appropriate Staffing

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):139, May/June 2016.

The American Nurses Association has published a new white paper on nurse staffing Optimal Nurse Staf...

Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing


Gentle Cesarean Birth

Wisner, Kirsten

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):186, May/June 2016.

What can be done during cesarean birth to promote the birth aspect of the procedure while keeping th...

Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing


Is Family-Centered Care Really Family-Centered in the Newborn Nursery?

Beal, Judy A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):187, May/June 2016.

Patient- and family-centered care is much talked about but not always reality in the care of mothers...

Nutrition for the Family


Food Allergies: New Evidence for Peanut Introduction

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):188, May/June 2016.

Approximately 15 million Americans have food allergies, 8% of which are children. Food allergies are...

Health Information Technology


Interoperability Standards and the Potential of Interoperability

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):189, May/June 2016.

As any nurse who uses an electronic medical record knows, interoperability between systems is a huge...

Global Health and Nursing


Global Strategy for the Health of Women, Children, and Adolescents: 2016-2030

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):190, May/June 2016.

Global strategies associated with the new sustainable development goals provide clear direction for ...

Toward Evidence-Based Practice: PDF Only


Toward Evidence-Based Practice

Lewis, Judith; Lipman, Teri H.; O'Brien-Abel, Nancy

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):192-194, May/June 2016.

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

Perinatal Patient Safety


Choosing Wisely

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):196, May/June 2016.

Providing health information at the appropriate literacy level and in enough detail so women are emp...


Improving Prenatal Care for Minority Women

Gennaro, Susan; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; O'Connor, Caitlin; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):147-153, May/June 2016.

Prenatal care has traditionally focused on risk reduction rather than health promotion. During prena...

Child Care Centers' Role in Support of Breastfeeding Families

Garth, Emily; Messer, Abigail L.; Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):154-161, May/June 2016.

Very little information is known about how child care centers promote breastfeeding. This study prov...

Effect of Home Visiting with Pregnant Teens on Maternal Health

Samankasikorn, Wilaiporn; Pierce, Brittany; St. Ivany, Amanda; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):162-167, May/June 2016.

Home visiting may be an effective method of promoting health during pregnancy and postpartum. This r...

Effectiveness of Discharge Education on Postpartum Depression

McCarter-Spaulding, Deborah; Shea, Stephen

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):168-172, May/June 2016.

Postpartum depression is a serious condition that disproportionately affects women of low socioecono...

Breastfeeding Self-efficacy of Women With and Without Gestational Diabetes

Chertok, Ilana R.A.; Sherby, Elissa

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):173-178, May/June 2016.

Women with gestational diabetes are at risk for breastfeeding challenges. Initiation of breastfeedin...

CE Connection


Randomized Controlled Trial of Use of the Peanut Ball During Labor

Roth, Cheryl; Dent, Sarah A.; Parfitt, Sheryl E.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):140-146, May/June 2016.

The peanut ball is a specific type of birthing ball used by some women in labor. It may be helpful i...

Energy Drinks: Implications for the Breastfeeding Mother

Thorlton, Janet; Ahmed, Azza; Colby, David A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):179-185, May/June 2016.

Energy drinks are often used by new mothers who are fatigued by the demands of breastfeeding but lit...