Is It Time to Change the Paradigm?
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 28, Issue 5, pages 477–479, September 1999
How to Cite
Kardong-Edgren, S. (1999), Is It Time to Change the Paradigm?. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 28: 477–479. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.1999.tb02019.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Accepted: April 1999
Published research has suggested that infants whose mothers received opiates, barbiturates, or nitrous oxide gas during labor are significantly more likely to become addicted to opiates if they experiment with drugs in later life. Why has no one further investigated this hypothesis? What if these researchers are correct? In the future will there be class action lawsuits against the medical and nursing research communities for failure to follow up on this question? Is it time to change the research paradigm?