CFS: The Healing Muse

The Healing Muse, the annual journal of literary and visual art that is published by Upstate Medical University’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is looking for artists and writers for next year’s fall publication! We welcome fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs, drawings, photography, and graphic art, particularly but not exclusively focusing on themes of medicine and healing. Submissions are collected and juried from September 1st through May 1st. The editors try to respond to submissions within three months’ time (with the exception of the visual art submissions. These are selected after June 1st.) The maximum length of text is 2,500 words (typed double-spaced). Poetry need not be double-spaced. We recommend that you read excerpts from one or two issues before you submit your manuscript.

All submissions should be sent to:
The Healing Muse
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Center for Bioethics and Humanities
725 Irving Ave., Suite 406
Syracuse, New York 13210

Authors are asked to submit hard copy manuscripts and SASE for return of original manuscripts. Please put the word count on the first page. We ask authors whose work is selected for publication to email us their work as an electronic Word file, to note if their prose is fiction or non-fiction, and to enclose a three-line bio (fifty words maximum) for our Contributors’ page. Manuscripts and artworks are considered with the understanding that they have not been published previously in print or electronic format (including the Internet). We ask authors whose work is accepted to sign a statement declaring that their work has not previously published by them or under another name. The editors screen submissions carefully for plagiarized. Accepted manuscripts are edited and returned to the author for approval. Confidentiality. The privacy of patients and clients of healthcare practitioners should be protected. Physicians and healthcare practitioners who write about their patients must alter identifying details and characteristics.Contributors will receive two complimentary copies of the issue in which their work appears; additional copies are available at a reduced rate.
Questions? Please e-mail us at The Healing Muse: hlgmuse@upstate.edu

CFS: Home Health Care Management and Practice

Home Health Care Management and Practice
Upcoming Planned Topic Themes http://hhc.sagepub.com/  

21.3 Technology in Community Based Care Settings- Barbara Stover Gingerich. A compilation of articles focused on telehealth and community based care, including telemonitoring, robotics, Internet health information, use of WebQuests and more. Submit your manuscript and share your organization’s telehealth initiatives and successes, new programs, challenges and future visions. For consideration for inclusion to Editor Barbara Stover Gingerich RN MS FACHE CHCE at advantagehcmr@comcast.net

21.4 Policy, Regulatory and Legal Update- Issue Editor – William D. Cabin, JD, MSW. This issue features a composite of information from experts in the field. Additional manuscripts are requested on these topics. Consider submitting manuscripts related to these important topics, as they have affected your organization’s operations. Send your manuscripts for consideration for inclusion to Editor Barbara Stover Gingerich RN MS FACHE CHCE at advantagehcmr@comcast.net

21.5- Multidisciplinary Approaches to Care Provision- Issue Editor – Rebecca B. Skrine, MS, CCC-SLP, CHCE, COS-C
Experts from diverse health care disciplines are brought together for this issue of the journal. Quality coordinated care approaches are presented that have been implemented with demonstrated proven results. Articles on a physical therapy, social work, nursing, speech services as well as cultural competency and diversity are requested Please send your manuscripts for consideration for inclusion to Editor Barbara Stover Gingerich RN MS FACHE CHCE at advantagehcmr@comcast.net .

21.6 Fatigue ~~ the under treated symptom – Issue Editor -Brenda Scruggs. Patients who deal with fatigue will tell you it is one of the most debilitating symptoms they experience. Too often they are told, “there is nothing that can be done about it” or “it is normal to feel fatigued with your diagnosis”. The truth is, fatigue is never ‘normal’ and there are many interventions that can and should be offered to the patient. Fatigue as a symptom, or as a secondary diagnosis, affects most of our patients with chronic illnesses and fatigue management can contribute to an improved quality of life. This issue seeks manuscripts that will discuss: ways to increase thorough assessment of fatigue; a specific treatment option that can be offered to patients, (exercise, counseling, journaling, relaxation, hydration, nutrition, etc); discussion of current or proposed research. Literature reviews, editorials, news stories, perspectives, and other types of manuscripts are requested. Send your manuscripts for consideration for inclusion to Editor Barbara Stover Gingerich RN MS FACHE CHCE at advatagehcmr@comcast.net

22.1 International and Diversity Issue – Issue Editor- Mary A. Nies, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAHB. This issue focuses on the global care, poverty and diversity within the community setting. community. Manuscripts are requested that provide insight into international care and treatment within the community health and public health care setting. Care delivery systems and quality outcomes and results important to the world wide care delivery arena will be included in this issue of the journal. Send your manuscripts for consideration for inclusion to Editor Barbara Stover Gingerich RN MS FACHE CHCE at advantagehcmr@comcast.net  

Volume 22- Issue to Be Determined – Naturopathic Treatment Modalities within the Community Care Setting- Issue Editors – Ryan Robbins BA, ND candidate, 2010, Bastyr University and Carmen Germaine Warner, MSN, MAT, RN, FAAN. This issue features a selection of topics from naturopathic fields that address the importance of these disciplines and treatment options within the community care settings. Articles to be provided include basic nutrition in the home health care setting, hydrotherapy treatments within the home setting, natural approaches to insomnia, mood improvement, weight management, and hypoglycemia. Submit your manuscript and share your organization’s naturopathic approaches to care. Send manuscripts for consideration for inclusion to Editor Stover Gingerich RN MS FACHE CHCE at advantagehcmr@comcast.net

Volume 22- Issue to Be Determined -Human Resource Management in Community Based Health Care Organizations – Merrily Orsini, MSSW. This issue provides a look at human resources, strategies, opportunities, and quality approaches to recruitment, training, retention and operations. Share your organization’s accomplishments, with other professional and contribute a manuscript on any related topic. Submit your manuscript and share your organization’s successes, new programs, challenges and future visions. Send your manuscripts for consideration for inclusion to Editor Barbara Stover Gingerich RN MS FACHE CHCE at advantagehcmr@comcast.net

Volume 22- Issue to be Determined– Education, Training and Competency: What’s New, What’s Effective- Issue Editor: Needed. This issue brings together new and advanced techniques for educating patients, staff and community. Integrated within our health care organizations are learners from school settings of the 1960′s to the 2000′s, this issue assists organizations in designing staff and patient education that meets the needs of this diverse audience. Topics include E learning, preceptoring, technology integration and tried and successful approaches to learning. Please submit your manuscripts related to education, including how your organization educates and how students and staff are prepared to function within the practice setting. Send your manuscripts for consideration for inclusion to Editor Barbara Stover Gingerich RN MS FACHE CHCE at advantagehcmr@comcast.net

Volume 22- Issue to be Determined-Management and Clinical Topics -Issue Editor: Needed. Always of interest is clinical and management initiatives. This issue provides a look at clinical and operational issues, accomplishments, opportunities and concerns and offers an opportunity for professional to contribute manuscripts on a wide range of topics. Submit your manuscript and share your organization’s successes, new programs, challenges and future visions. Send your manuscripts for consideration for inclusion to Editor Barbara Stover Gingerich RN MS FACHE CHCE at advantagehcmr@comcast.net

Grants: NINR Updates

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) would like to bring to your attention three new Notices from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announcing the availability of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for Competitive Revisions (formerly Competitive Supplements), Administrative Supplements, and Administrative Supplements for Summer Research Experiences.

Please take note of the deadlines to submit applications. For more information on all of these announcements, please visit the NINR ARRA page: www.ninr.nih.gov/Recovery/Home.htm. We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.

Competitive Revisions

NOT-OD-09-058: “NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications”

Purpose
Under this announcement, NIH provides the opportunity for investigators and United State s institutions/organizations with active NIH-supported research project grants (including SBIR and STTR) to submit Competitive Revision applications (formerly termed competitive supplements) to support a significant expansion of the scope or research protocol of approved and funded projects.

Application Due Date: April 21, 2009

For detailed information on applying for Competitive Revisions from NINR, including lists of eligible mechanisms and topic areas of interest: http://www.ninr.nih.gov/Recovery/comp_revs.

Administrative Supplements

NOT-OD-09-056: “NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Administrative Supplements”

Purpose
Under this announcement, NINR seeks applications for Administrative supplements to existing awards to support the purchase of equipment and/or scientific instrumentation. Applications for a supplement must include a justification for the proposed purchase(s), including a clear description of how the purchase(s) will further the research supported by the parent award.

Due Date for Applying to NINR: June 1, 2009

For detailed information on applying for Administrative Supplements from NINR, including eligibility requirements: http://www.ninr.nih.gov/Recovery/admin_supps.

Administrative Supplements for Summer Research Experiences

NOT-OD-09-060: “NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Administrative Supplements Providing Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Educators”

Purpose
NIH announces the opportunity for investigators and United States institutions/organizations with active NIH Research Grants to request administrative supplements to provide summer research experiences for the purpose of promoting job creation, economic development, and accelerating the pace and achievement of scientific research. These supplements will also encourage students to seriously pursue research careers in the health related sciences, as well as provide elementary, middle school, and high school teachers, community college faculty, and faculty from non-research intensive institutions with short term research experiences in NIH-funded laboratories.

Due Date for Applying to NINR: May 1, 2009

For detailed information on applying for Administrative Supplements for Summer Research Experiences from NINR, including eligibility requirements: http://www.ninr.nih.gov/Recovery/admin_supps_summer

CFS: RINAH

Research in Nursing & Health offers new, added features: Author Services and Early View.

Research in Nursing & Health (RINAH) offers:
· Quick and easy to navigate online submission system @ http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nur
· Research published in RINAH is widely indexed
· RINAH‘s Impact Factor is an impressive 1.000!
· Articles are published on Early View ahead of print
· Authors can use Author Resources for submission tracking, alerts, and customized research tools
The international editorial team, led by Judith Gedney Baggs, PhD, RN, invites research reports on nursing practice, education, administration, and history; on health issues relevant to nursing; and on the testing of research findings in practice.New and groundbreaking papers on research methods and techniques, new theories, integrative reviews, new book reviews, and letters to the editors are also welcome.See the full author guidelines http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/33706/home  or to submit your manuscript for immediate consideration, visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nur

CFS: Mental Health and Substance Use – Dual Diagnosis

Mental Health and Substance Use – Dual Diagnosis seeks submissions. Increased recognition of co-existing mental health and substance use issues over the past 20 years has led to a growing body of discussion and research into the efficacy of interventions, treatment, and service delivery. As knowledge and expertise advance, professionals at the forefront of the field need an effective and stimulating forum in which to share information, review strategies, and develop new concepts. This international and interdisciplinary journal provides a single authoritative source of reference for clinicians, managers, service developers, researchers, educators, trainers, and students. The journal’s primary aim is to explore the complex issues arising from co-existing mental health and substance use. The journal aims to inform, develop, and educate professionals by facilitating, sharing, and pooling knowledge, thus enhancing expertise in this fast developing field. It covers assessment, intervention, treatment, prevention, innovation, opinion, conceptual exploration and analysis, service delivery, service development, policy and procedure, research and debate.David B. Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, Mental Health and Substance Use – Dual Diagnosis, 23 Orchard Gate, Dolton, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19 8QZ
david.b.cooper@compassionem.co.uk

CFS: Association for Medical Humanities

ASSOCIATION FOR MEDICAL HUMANITIES CONFERENCE 2009
The sixth annual conference of the UK and Ireland Association for Medical Humanities takes place in Durham, UK, 6th to 8th July 2009, on the general theme Taking the Body Seriously. The conference’s aim is to bring humanities resources, both single-discipline and inter-disciplinary, to bear upon our understanding of how our bodies constitute both the possibilities of, and the constraints upon, leading flourishing lives. Key themes include:

• the role of the body in framing experience, knowledge, values and the imagination
• the place of the body in relation to creativity and the arts, both as generator and as object
• how science’s methods and agenda reflect the fact and form of our embodiment; and
• the place of medical conceptions of the body, health and well-being within prevalent contemporary understandings of human flourishing

In addition to these themes, there will also be a general section accommodating papers on topics of broad interest within medical humanities.

Papers under all of these themes, including the general section, are invited from medical humanities researchers, teachers and healthcare practitioners. Papers may be in any of three forms: full plenary presentation (40 mins); elective paper presentation (25 mins); or workshop presentation (15 mins). Abstracts of up to 250 words should be submitted electronically by 1st April 2009 to the organisers at cmh.admin@durham.ac.uk . Abstracts will be reviewed independently and decisions made and communicated to applicants by 24th April 2009.

An outline programme will be made available at the forthcoming website of the new Durham Centre for Medical Humanities, and AMH members will be notified electronically when the site goes live.

NINR/ARRA 2009 New Opportunities

The National Institute of Nursing Research announces challenge grants in health and science research under the provisions of the newly passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. See our “Blinks” for Web links to NINR and its grants page.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has developed a document, Funding Opportunities for Colleges of Nursing through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, that may be very helpful as faculty and administrative leaders seek resources for their schools.

To Write Grant Apps, Read Grant Apps

One of the best ways of learning how to write successful grant applications is to volunteer for opportunities to serve as a grant application reviewer.

In some instances, this strategy may be easier said than done, but the energetic grant writer will actively seek out grant reviewing activities.

NIH grants are perhaps the most selective (both in successful application as well as in securing positions as a reviewer).

However, the NIH Office of Extramural Research offers valuable information about successful grant application writing. Its description of the Peer Review Process is very detailed with numerous supporting documents.

The NIH Center for Scientific Review provides guidelines for peer review meetings, and it also provides a portal for those interested in volunteering as reviewers.

4000 Plus and Counting!

The Dow may be dropping, but at NursingWriting business is booming.

Late in January we noted that we had passed the 3000th visitor since we launched in summer 2008.

In a little over a month since then, we’ve welcomed another thousand visitors.

Thanks to you for your interest. Thanks to you for your research, scholarship, and creative writing. Thanks to you for shaping the future of human health.

–TLL

CFS: Critical Care Nursing

 The American Journal of Critical Care http://ajcc.aacnjournals.org/misc/ifora.shtml  and Critical Care Nurse http://ccn.aacnjournals.org/misc/ifora.shtml  both seek submissions; both are peer-reviewed journals.

Visit the journals’ Web sites for submission guidelines.

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