CFS: A Day in the Life of . . . (Home Healthcare Nurse)

Home Healthcare Nurse is a refereed journal, published 10 times/year. In January 2015 the title of the journal will change to Home Healthcare Now to reflect the interprofessional nature of home healthcare. The goal of the journal is to bring up-to-date and practical articles to home healthcare and hospice providers. Topics include practice-oriented clinical topics, literature reviews, manuscripts that describe quality improvement projects, innovations or new approaches to patient care, and case studies. Some clinical topics of interest are (but not limited to): MS, ALS, diverticulitis, Lyme disease, smoking cessation, gut microbes, osteoporosis, Parkinsons, reflux esophagitis, COPD, fibromyalagia, post-polio syndrome and complementary treatments.

Home Healthcare Nurse is also seeking submissions for a column titled “A Day in the Life of…” The purpose of this column is to introduce readers to the wide variety of roles in home healthcare, and to highlight the typical work day of home care clinicians around the country and world to educate the readers on the work they do, the area in which they work and the people they serve. Manuscripts should be 600-1000 words. Prospective writers should feel free to email me with their ideas at HHNEditor@gmail.com

See also its website: http://journals.lww.com/homehealthcarenurseonline/pages/default.aspx

CFS: Clinical Spotlight on Acne Vulgaris/Rosacea (JDNA)

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (JDNA)

Angela L. Borger, DNP, CRNP, DNC, Editor-in-Chief

Deadline for Papers: March 1, 2015

Clinical Spotlight on Acne Vulgaris/Rosacea (JDNA – Summer 2015)

The identification, management and treatment of both acne vulgaris and acne rosacea continue to be of clinical significance to those involved in the care of dermatology patients. This Clinical Spotlight will be focused on presenting dermatology nurses of various levels of academic preparation and practice environments with a comprehensive and up-to-date review of acne vulgaris and acne rosacea, including diagnosis, management, social and clinical considerations for treatment, as well as reviewing the standards of care, including pharmacological interventions, for our patients. Articles that contain clear and relevant figures and photographs and/or include a special focus on the dermatology nurses’ role in helping patients with these disease states will be especially welcome.

Literature reviews including systematic forms of literature review; discussion papers; qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research reports; or papers debating issues of prevention and/or early intervention policy, practice or research will be included.

Papers from research nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPN’s, medical assistants, and students are welcomed and encouraged.

Manuscript submissions are invited by the submission deadline, observing the Author Guidelines as outlined at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/jdna/default.asp and http://journals.lww.com/jdnaonline/pages/default.aspx

All papers will undergo a double-blind peer review process. It is the intention for this Clinical Spotlight to be mailed with the regular issue of the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association Issue 7.5, September/October 2015.

Manuscripts Due: March 1, 2015 to the JDNA’s Managing Editor: melissaderby@charter.net to be uploaded for peer review.

CFS: Nursing Research

Nursing Research: Calls for Papers
http://journals.lww.com/nursingresearchonline/Pages/callforpapers.aspx

•       Biology Reviews for Nursing Research
Nursing Research invites integrative reviews of current advances in basic biological sciences and translational research relevant to emerging areas of nursing science. Areas of interest include but are not limited to topics in: genetics, genomics, and epigenetics; systems biology/integrative physiology; neuroscience and imaging; computational biology; microbiology and the human microbiome; nanoscience; physiology in situ and mobile health devices. Biology Reviews for Nursing Research will provide up-to-date information about advances in these thematic areas to the global community of nurse scientists, with the aim of infusing new biological and “omics” knowledge into nursing research.

Reviews should summarize and critically evaluate the current state of knowledge. Implications for nursing research in relevant areas should be addressed, especially with respect to the priority research addressing prevention and treatment of disease and disability; symptoms and symptom management of acute and chronic illnesses; interventions for compassionate end-of-life and palliative care; infectious disease and global health; and integration of biological and behavioral perspectives on health over the lifespan across priority areas.

Papers accepted for Biology Reviews will be published as features in regular issues and marked with a banner for the “Biology Review Series.”

•       Point-of-Care Research Series
Nursing Research invites papers reporting findings from original point-of-care research studies. Topics include but are not limited to use of devices and information technology at the point-of-care, patient safety issues, m-health, telehealth, system interoperability, design and evaluation of “smart” environments across the health-illness continuum, learning health systems; communication and decision making  in emerging technology-supported point-of-care settings; quality and ethical issues. Papers may be enhanced to include video or interactive graphs using supplemental digital content.  Submissions may be regular full-length papers or research briefs. In the letter to the editor uploaded with submissions, please mention that the paper should be considered for the point-of-care research series.

There is no deadline for submission; accepted papers will be published in regular issues and marked with a banner for the “Point-of-Care Research” series.

In advance of submission, queries are encouraged and should be sent to Dr. Susan Henly, Editor henly003@umn.edu.
Information for Authors is available at: http://journals.lww.com/nursingresearchonline/_layouts/1033/oaks.journals/informationforauthors.aspx

Nursing Research is indexed or abstracted in Medline, CINAHL, JCR Science Citation Index, PsychInfo and Thomson Reuters Web of ScienceSM.

CFP: Spiritual Dimensions of Illness and Healing

4th Annual Conference on Medicine and Religion: Spiritual Dimensions of Illness and Healing
March 6-8, 2015, Hyatt Regency Cambridge, MA

Call for Abstracts
We invite abstracts for 60-minute panel and workshop sessions, 20-minute paper presentations, and posters that address issues at the intersection of medicine and religion, including but not limited to the conference theme. We also invite student participation in an essay contest.

All proposals must be submitted online by 4pm CST, Thursday, October 23, 2014. For detailed instructions, please visit: www.MedicineandReligion.com

Conference Theme
Contemporary western culture divides care of the soul from care of the body, apportioning the former to religious communities and the latter to medicine. The division of spiritual and material care of the human person has allowed us to meet many clinical needs efficiently, but it has also wrought unwanted outcomes, including increased mechanization of care and isolation in the experiences of illness and dying. Remedying this situation will require reengaging some critical questions: In what sense is illness a spiritual and/or religious experience? How should particular spiritual and religious needs of patients be addressed and by whom? What is at stake and what is experienced, spiritually, among those who care for patients? How may the powerful social and intellectual forces that continue to dehumanize the patient experience and the practices of health care be overcome? What do religious traditions teach us about these questions?

The 4th Annual Conference on Medicine and Religion invites students, health care practitioners, scholars, and religious leaders to take up these questions and their implications for contemporary medicine, and to do so with reference to religious traditions and practices, particularly those of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This conference is supported in part by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

CFP: Nursing & Health Care History Conference

Call for Abstracts: Thirty-second Annual History of Nursing & Health Care History Conference, Dublin, Ireland

September 17-20, 2015

The American Association for the History of Nursing and University College Dublin’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems are co-sponsoring the Association’s thirty-second annual conference to be held in Dublin City. The conference provides a forum for researchers interested in sharing new research that addresses events, issues, and topics in any area of nursing and health care history, broadly construed to encompass the history of nursing, global nursing history, nursing practice, health care institutions, caring, illness, healing work and public health. Submissions pertaining to all areas and regions of the world are welcome. Papers and posters that expand the horizons of nursing and health care history and engage related fields such as labor, technology, economic history, and race and gender studies are encouraged. Individual papers, posters, and panel presentations are featured at the conference. If submitting an abstract for a panel, please clearly state on the abstract that it is for a panel presentation.  Only panels consisting of 3 to 5 presenters will be considered.  Additional information about AAHN and the conference can be obtained at http://www.aahn.org/.

 Guidelines for Submission:  A one-page abstract of a completed study will be accepted by email. Submit two copies of your abstract; one must include the title, author’s name(s), credentials, institutional affiliation, phone/fax and email. If more than one author is listed, indicate who is acting as the contact person. Indicate whether a paper, poster, or panel presentation is sought.  The second copy of the abstract should include only the title, and mode of presentation with no other identifying information.

Abstracts must include: Purpose of study, rationale and significance, description of methodology, identification of major primary and secondary sources, findings and conclusions.  Each section of the abstract should be clearly identified.  Abstracts will be selected on the basis of merit through blind review.

Abstract preparation:  Margins must be one and one-half inches on the left, and one inch on the right, top, and bottom.  Center the title in upper case, and single space the body using 12 point Times (New Roman) font.  Accepted abstracts will be printed as submitted in the conference program; thus, when printed, the abstract must fit one side of one 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

Submission deadline:  Abstracts must arrive on or before January 31, 2015. 

Submit to: abstracts@aahn.org

All conference presenters must be AAHN members 

CFP: Sexual Minority Youth Conference

A reminder of an imminent deadline for proposals for the local True Colors Conference:

True Colors is soliciting workshop proposals for their 22nd annual LGBTQIA youth issues conference on March 20 and 21st, 2015 at UCONN in Storrs, CT. With more than 3,000 attendees and 250+ workshops, the conference has something for everyone: LGBTQIA youth, their peers, family members, educators, clinicians, child welfare professionals, juvenile justice providers, clergy and the community at large.  If you have an expertise in any area of LGBTQIA youth strengths, challenges, experiences and/or empowerment, this is a great opportunity. We are particularly interested in activity workshops for youth, advanced workshops for social workers, clinicians and educators and workshops that explore lesser known topic areas such as asexuality; people who are intersex; intersection of ‘isms'; etc.

The workshop due date for True Colors 22: When Pink and Blue are not enough is Friday, October 31, 2014.  Proposals can be accessed on line at http://ourtruecolors.org/

CFS: MedSurg Matters!

MedSurg Matters! newsletter is preparing a themed issue for the July/August 2015 volume relating to veterans and military service for nurses.  The editor seeks short pieces about caring for veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder, serving as a military nurse and what that’s like, etc.  Anyone wanting more information can contact the editor at mcclelml@udmcery.edu or go to the publication’s website: https://www.medsurgnurse.org/newsletter

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