CFS: Encyclo Primary Prevention, Health Promotion

Because the Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion 2nd edition (Tom Gullotta and Martin Bloom, Senior Editors) has now grown from 1 to 4 volumes and is projected to total more than 3200 pages, we are actively searching for writing teams for several unassigned entries and would ask those who might be interested in contributing to this major undertaking to visit the website under development to review those writing opportunities. Further, if you see something we’ve missed please suggest that entry and don’t be bashful about nominating yourself and colleagues to do it. The website address is http://refworks.springer.com/mrw/index.php?id=4101

Please feel free to pass this message along to other appropriate websites and message boards. 

Please send your suggestions and nominations to: Jessica@cfapress.org

CFP: Pan-Pacific Nursing, Nursing Symposium Cancer Care

 You are cordially invited to the Fifth Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and Seventh Nursing Symposium on Cancer Care organized by The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 22-24 September 2011 in Hong Kong. The theme of the conference is ‘Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions of Evidence-based Healthcare’.  The deadline for abstract submission is 3 March 2011.  For more details, please visit our conference website.  We look forward to seeing you at this important and influential international conference. 
CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
Ms Suzanne Lo
The Nethersole School of Nursing
Esther Lee Building, Chung Chi College
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3163 4485
Fax: (852) 2603 5520
Email: panconf5@cuhk.edu.hk
Website: http://www.nur.cuhk.edu.hk/conference2011

CFS: Clinical J of Oncology Nursing

The Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), an official publication of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), is directed to the practicing nurse specializing in the care of patients with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer. CJON is a vehicle to advance the mission of ONS, which is to promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care. The CJON mission is twofold: to provide practical information necessary to care for patients and their families across the cancer continuum and to develop publication skills in oncology nurses.The CJON Editorial Board has identified current gaps in the literature and is seeking submissions on a variety of topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cancer care delivery/cancer programs
  • Care of older adults
  • Comorbid conditions
  • Cultural issues
  • Economics of cancer care
  • Ethical issues
  • Family impact
  • Genomics
  • Health disparities
  • Health promotion and risk reduction
  • Interventional radiology
  • Late effects
  • Oncologic emergencies
  • Palliative care
  • Prevention and early detection
  • Professional issues
  • Psychosocial issues
  • Radiation therapy
  • Survivorship care
  • Symptom management

Visit http://www.cjon.org/  for instructions for authors or contact CJONEditor@ons.org  for more information. Leslie McGee, Managing Editor, Oncology Nursing Society, 125 Enterprise Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214, USA, +1-412-859-6291 (phone) +1-412-859-6163 (fax) lmcgee@ons.org

Avalanche of Low-Quality Research?

Writing in the 13 June 2010 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Commentary section, Mark Bauerlein, Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, Wayne Grody, Bill McKelvey, and Stanley W. Trimble assert “We Must Stop the Avalance of Low-Quality Research.”

Noting that “the number of ‘refereed academic/scholarly’ publications grows at a rate of 3.26 percent per year (i.e., doubles about every 20 years),” which they attribute to an increasing number of researchers conducting research and requiring publication, they question whether this is a sign of health:

. . . instead of contributing to knowledge in various disciplines, the increasing number of low-cited publications only adds to the bulk of words and numbers to be reviewed. Even if read, many articles that are not cited by anyone would seem to contain little useful information. The avalanche of ignored research has a profoundly damaging effect on the enterprise as a whole. Not only does the uncited work itself require years of field and library or laboratory research. It also requires colleagues to read it and provide feedback, as well as reviewers to evaluate it formally for publication. Then, once it is published, it joins the multitudes of other, related publications that researchers must read and evaluate for relevance to their own work. Reviewer time and energy requirements multiply by the year. The impact strikes at the heart of academe.

As remedies they propose:

  • Limit the number of papers required for hiring or tenure and promotion.
  • Make more judicious use of impact factors.
  • Publish shorter articles in journals, with expanded versions available in open access on-line repositories.

The essay is on line to subscribers of the Chronicle.

CFS: Anal Dysplasia, Cancer (JANAC Special Issue)

The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) is interested in publishing manuscripts on the topic of anal dysplasia and anal cancer in people living with HIV from a variety of perspectives: basic science, epidemiology, screening/testing, gender/sex-related differences, ethnic/racial variations, clinical care and treatment issues, and psychosocial concerns. Manuscripts on co-infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV) associated with anal dysplasia and HIV infection are also welcome. Papers can be prepared as state of the science (i.e., review) articles, clinical articles, original research reports, guideline reviews, briefs, or case studies.

If you have a manuscript (or would like to develop one) on this topic, please contact:

JANAC Associate Editor, Carol A. (Pat) Patsdaughter, PhD, RN, CNE, ACRN at patsdaug@fiu.edu , telephone: 954-966-1562

or

Co-Guest Editor Brian K. Goodroad, DNP, ANP-BC, AACRN at brian.goodroad@metrostate.edu

The submission deadline for the special Anal Dysplasia issue is February 1, 2011

CFS: Hospital Drive (Creative Writing)

HOSPITAL DRIVE, an online journal launched in the fall of 2006, encourages original creative work that examines themes of health, illness, and healing. Submissions are open to anyone, preferably those involved with providing, teaching, studying, or researching patient care. All submissions are reviewed by the editorial board. Poems, short fiction, personal essays, reviews, photography, and visual art will be considered. See http://hospitaldrive.med.virginia.edu .

Finding Our Best Readers

In a continuing series (“Faculty Writing Workshop”) in Inside Higher Ed, Carmen Werder and Karen Hoelscher focus on “Finding Our Best Readers,” which examines how to identify appropriate journals to which you will submit your work.

Among their main points:

  1. Consider submission and turnaround timelines.
  2. Start with receptive audiences.
  3. Consider publications in which the articles you cite appear.
  4. Check journals’ calls for submissions for future special topics issues.
  5. Create scholarly momentum to submit different versions of your research area to different journals.
  6. On occasion, publish where you can (i.e. less competitive journals).
  7. Consider alternative publication and reader access (e.g. open access or creative commons).

The article is on line, open access.

CFS: Aging Men

Aging Men: Masculinities and Modern Medicine (Jointly edited by Antje Kampf, Barbara Marshall and Alan Petersen)

Call for chapters: We are soliciting essays and original research submissions to be included in Aging Men: Masculinities and Modern Medicine. The proposed anthology is a collection about the multiple socio-historical contexts surrounding men’s aging bodies in modern medicine in global perspective. The collection will be the first of its kind to explore the interrelated aspects of aging, masculinities and biomedicine, offering a multidisciplinary dialogue between sociology of health and illness, anthropology of the body and gender studies. Foregrounding material practices of aging men’s bodies will yield new ways of understanding knowledge production and subjectivity of aging processes. The collection allows for a timely and reconsideration of the conceptualisation of aging men within the recent explosion of science studies on men’s health and biotechnologies including anti-aging perspectives. The intention is to steer current thinking about masculinities beyond conceptualising inherited power status and hegemony to include current feminist inspired scholarship on the relational processes and practices of materiality and embodiment of masculinities. Reflecting current most important thoughts on the interplay of aging, masculinities and modern medicine, it will query the permeability and instability of definitions of aging and gender boundaries within current politics of health and aging.

In order to enable such exploration, original contributions (7,000-9,000 words incl. bibliography and footnotes) from social science studies broadly conceived (history, philosophy of science, medicine and technology, sociology of the body, health and illness and anthropology) are sought that will canvass current and key research methodologies, theoretical and empirical studies. We solicit diverse strands of academic thinking, querying both the epistemologies and ontologies of aging male bodies and medicine at the crossroads of illness and health.

Submissions Topics Include:

· Historical Epistemology of Aging

· Classifying Aging Bodies

· Functionality/Medicalisation: Defining Normative Bodies

· Theorizing Stage of Life Third-Fourth Age/Impairment theory

· Cartographies/Mapping Aging Bodies

· Clinical Trials/Health Technology

· Anti-aging/Hybrid Bodies/Future Bodies

· Men’s emotion and aging

· Knowledge systems

· Care Work

The deadline for the abstract (max. 500 words, affiliation and address) is December 15th, 2010. The deadline for original contributions is June 30th, 2011. Please send the requested information per email to Antje Kampf ( antje.kampf@uni-mainz.de )

Prof. Antje Kampf, PhD (Auckland), M.A. (Cincinnati), Juniorprofessor for the history, philosophy and ethics of medicine (gender aspects), Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institut für Geschichte Theorie und Ethik der Medizin, Am Pulverturm 13, D- 55131 Mainz/Germany, Telefon: +49 (0)6131-179518, Email: antje.kampf@uni-mainz.de

CFP: Making Sense of Pain (Global Conf)

2nd Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Pain, Wednesday 25th May – Friday 27th May 2011, Warsaw, Poland
Call for Papers: Pain and the body’s vulnerability to it are inevitable aspects of the experience of all sentient beings. Pain is universally feared. Many, if not all, fields of human activity have the potential to occasion pain – and much of what we do as individuals and/or collectivities involves our efforts to prevent, ameliorate, cure or avoid pain. Nonetheless, despite the unpleasantness and sometimes the agony of the experience of pain, we are also capable of enduring it. Depending on the context, we may do so willingly. Yet there is also the dark side of pain: humans are capable of inflicting it and at times do so intentionally, for gain or enjoyment; they can also injure and hurt other beings through carelessness and disregard of their needs and comfort. This interdisciplinary conference provides a forum for inquiry into the vicissitudes of pain: its nature and existential significance, and the many ways in which pain plays a part in our lives. Of concern, too, are the biological, social and interpersonal circumstances within which our reactions to pain occur.
The following themes are suggested as guides to the formulation of topics for papers and workshops:
1. The Nature and Evolution of Pain
2. Elaborations on Pain – in science, history, philosophy, literature and drama, art
3. Inflicting pain – torture, sadism, self-harm, neglect and disregard
4. Animals and pain – in nature and in culture
5. Pain through the life-cycle– variations on the theme from birth to death
6. Pain acceptance –martyrdom, childbirth, cosmetic surgery, work, performance (e.g. sport, music, dancing)
7. Perspectives on pain – patients’ and professionals’
8. Narratives of pain and palliation– managing, succeeding, failing to alleviate pain
9. Practices, philosophies and dilemmas of pain relief– personal, professional, cultural, economic, political (macro and micro)
10. Pain and Communication – expressing pain, understanding pain, describing pain, pain as metaphor, silences about pain
Papers will be considered on any related theme.
The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will also be considered on any related theme.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 10th December 2010.
If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 1st April 2011. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract
E-mails should be entitled: PAIN Abstract Submission.
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
Organising Chairs
Mira Crouch, School if Social Science and International Studies The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Email: miracrouch@optusnet.com.au
Nate Hinerman, Nursing/Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA, E-mail: nphinerman@usfca.edu <mailto:nphinerman@usfca.edu>
Rob Fisher, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Priory House, Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR Email: pain2@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Making Sense Of: Hub series of ongoing research and publications projects conferences, run within the Probing the Boundaries domain which aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore innovative and challenging routes of intellectual and academic exploration.
All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume.
For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/pain/
For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/pain/call-for-papers/

CFS: Am J Nursing

The American Journal of Nursing is seeking high quality writing on a variety of topics. The leading voice of nursing since 1900, AJN is a peer-reviewed and evidence based journal.  Among the types of manuscripts that AJN seeks:

• Clinical best practices – We continually seek cutting-edge, evidence-based clinical manuscripts on a wide range of topics across settings. Such manuscripts should have a focus that can be handled in depth in about 5,000 words (excluding references and figures) and include a synthesis of relevant research. Nursing implications and perspectives must also be included. Manuscripts can focus on specific diseases, treatment options, procedures, or dimensions of nursing care that are evolving from research and best practice work. We welcome queries from expert clinicians and clinical researchers that focus on their areas of expertise.

• Acute and critical care shorts –We seek manuscripts of 1500 to 3000 words on clinical topics relevant for nurses in the acute care setting. These may be quite narrowly focused and should include evidence based practical applications.

• Original research – AJN seeks to publish original research that is compelling for a broad nursing audience. The focus of the research can be on clinical or professional issues. Peer reviews of research manuscript include methodological and statistical reviews. AJN conducts media outreach for the original research it publishes when it would be of interest to a public or broader health care audience. Thus, the original research we publish gets wide dissemination. Potential authors should query AJN with an abstract.

• Viewpoints – Viewpoint is a column for timely, provocative commentaries. These are about 650 words in length and are written in a conversational style. The author should grab the reader’s attention in the first two sentences, identify the problem or issue, make a compelling argument supported by anecdotes and/or statistics, and leave the reader with a challenge to think or behave differently. While references are not included in this column, authors need to include their sources for fact-checking by the AJN staff.

• Reflections – Reflections are stories about nursing, health or health care that cause the reader to reflect on their own practice. Reflections are 850 words in length.

• Art of Nursing – This monthly column publishes poetry and art work, not necessarily by nurses. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of artists and poets, most of whom are also nurses.

View AJN articles at http://www.ajnonline.com/ . Review author guidelines at www.editorialmanager.com/ajn . Prospective authors are encouraged to email query letters to Alison Bulman at alison.bulman@wolterskluwer.com .

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