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During this time when the walls that divide inpatient, outpatient, primary, tertiary, and community care are coming down, society should expect that the nursing profession will prepare and regulate advanced nursing practice for the good of patient care and society as a whole. To do so, schools with clinical practice graduate programs must create a(More)
Professionals in all disciplines are challenged by the proliferation of new knowledge. Nurses, too, must find cost-effective ways of ensuring that their patients are benefiting from the most current knowledge about health and illness. The methods of research dissemination to clinicians described in this article are presumed to be effective because of(More)
Over the past ten years, nurses have shown increasing interest in understanding and assisting men in their transition to fatherhood. Inadequate data and lack of a framework for interpreting diverse studies have hindered the development of appropriate intervention strategies. In this article, a paradigm from the field of stress research is adapted to the(More)
A prospective study of breast-feeding mothers was undertaken to determine the effects of limited bottle use and infant temperament on breast-feeding outcomes. White, married, primigravida women who were committed prenatally to breast-feeding for at least 6 weeks (n = 121) were randomly assigned to one of two groups: a planned bottle group that would offer(More)
Changes in the content and structure of social relationships following the birth of the first child were studied with a nonprobability sample of primiparous couples. Differences between men and women were examined regarding changes in network structure, need for support, satisfaction with available support, access to support from network members, and stress(More)
Breastfeeding outcomes of 121 primiparas enrolled in a larger study were examined to determine the impact of cesarean delivery on time of first breastfeeding. Mothers giving birth by cesarean had a later first breastfeeding and expressed less satisfaction with the birth experience than did those who delivered vaginally. No relationships were found between(More)
Most researchers have examined the effects of stress and social support on pregnancy outcomes without identifying the relationship between social support and social network factors. While the type and amount of support have been shown to be related to pregnancy outcomes, the sources of that support and the influence of network structure on a person's(More)
Pre- and perinatal variables commonly found to predict breast-feeding duration were examined to see whether they also predicted breast-feeding problems in the first week postpartum. One hundred and twenty-eight families who prenatally committed to breast-feeding for at least 6 weeks comprised the sample. The families were randomly assigned to one of two(More)