CFP: Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts & Medicine

CFP: Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine (Conference, Finland 19-20 August 2015)

The conference addresses the idea and historicity of childhood; its changing meanings and notions in modernity and postmodernity. Of particular interest are child figures that emerge in literature, arts and medicine – yesterday and today.

The conference consists of key note lectures and parallel sessions. We invite papers and presentations (30 minutes, including discussion) that discuss the following or related questions:

  • How has modern childhood been constructed in different cultural and scientific discourses? What are the changes and continuities?
  • What kind of child figures can be found in fiction, visual culture, media, and life narratives?
  • How are intersections of gender, class, race, and ethnicity played out in constructions of childhood?
  • Fears and threats, joys and pleasures connected to contemporary or past childhoods?
  • How should we understand the role of the child sciences?
  • In what ways has the mind of the child gained attention in both medicine, particularly the “psy” disciplines, and in arts?
  • What is the role of childhood in constructions of adulthood?

The language of the conference is English. Please submit your abstract (max. 300 words) using the web form http://congress.utu.fi/abyss/ by November 30, 2014. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by February 15, 2015.

Registration and the payment of conference fee 70 EUR by April 30, 2015. After April 30, the conference fee is 100 EUR.

The conference is organized by the Academy of Finland interdisciplinary research project, entitled Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Finnish Literature and Medicine, 1850s-2000s

http://congress.utu.fi/fragile2015/cfp.php

http://www.utu.fi/en/units/hum/units/finnishliterature/research/fragile_subjects/Pages/home.aspx

CFP: Aging and Age Studies: Foundations and Formations

Call for Papers: N.A.N.A.S. North American Network in Aging Studies Conference

Aging and Age Studies: Foundations and Formations, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, May 19-22, 2015

The North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) was established in 2013 to bring together scholars and researchers from across a variety of disciplines—humanities, arts, gerontology, anthropology, sociology, health care, and others—interested in critical examinations of how age is conceptualized, defined, experienced, performed, and critiqued. At this inaugural research conference, we seek to build on the foundations and define new formations in this vital and growing field of inquiry.

We invite scholarship and research that provides fresh insights into the changing manifestations and interpretations of age through engagement with cultural texts (e.g., literature, history, media, public policy, adaptive technology), as well as qualitative or other meaning-based approaches. Presentations might investigate local and global implications of age and aging; consider how diverse approaches to studying age can enable richer understanding in traditional academic disciplines; develop new, cross-disciplinary methodologies that expose the often-unacknowledged effects of age relations and age assumptions; and/or examine ethical, political, philosophical, or practical questions about what it means to be humans living through time. Additional topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Intergenerational relations: philosophical, historical, literary and/or gerontological insights
  • Problematizing age: other ways to organize human life
  • Memory and forgetting as personal and cultural phenomena
  • Age narratives
  • Creativity and imagination as a site of knowledge in old age
  • Age and the environment; the meaning of space and place
  • Hegemony of biological and non-biological models of aging
  • Morality, spirituality and ethics as mediated by age
  • Age across cultural, regional, or historical differences
  • Gerontology meets age studies: crossroads of science and meaning
  • Age and the body
  • Age across cultural, regional, or historical differences
  • Gerontological literacy and illiteracy
  • Beyond the young/old binary
  • Disciplinary challenges in an interdisciplinary field
  • Age and personal objects
  • Age, technology, and new media
  • Illustrating, dramatizing, choreographing, composing, and/or performing age
  • Defining age through public policy
  • Age across cultural, regional, or historical differences
  • Geography, politics, economics, and the lived experience of aging
  • Age in the classroom
  • Age and sexuality
  • Age and identity
  • Age-based roles in celebrations, ceremonies, and/or other public events.
  • Age and dis/ability
  • Imagining age
  • Age, nation, development: postcolonial paradigms

Proposal abstracts for individual papers and themed sessions/symposia are welcome. Each person may participate in a maximum of two sessions.

Proposal abstracts for individual papers should include the title of the paper, an abstract of 250 words, and contact details.

Proposal abstracts for themed sessions/symposia of up to 4 presentations should include the title, an 800-word abstract that refers to each paper, and contact details of the chair(s) and contributors. Researchers and scholars in all stages of their careers are welcome to submit proposals.

Proposals will be accepted until December 1, 2014. Please send abstracts to: demedekb@miamiOH.edu.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact demedekb@miamiOH.edu. Additional conference details can be found at:

www.agingstudies.org.

CFS: Voices in Bioethics

Voices in Bioethics Call for Submissions Winter 2014 Issue

Voices in Bioethics is an academic platform for mobilizing research and discussion that speaks to a wide range of scholars in bioethics. Given that bioethical issues arise at all levels of society, the journal encourages multi-disciplinary debate on such issues and aims to shed light on medical health concerns. While Voices in Bioethics embraces submissions across a range of research perspectives, it especially encourages work that develops social, cultural, and critical understandings of bioethical theory and practice. Voices in Bioethics seeks innovative, creative perspectives and forms of writing, and welcomes new challenges.

The journal welcomes the following types of submissions:

  • Research articles incorporating substantive findings and promoting critical scholarship. Voices in Bioethics is especially open to articles that encourage or incorporate new ways of thinking about theory, research policy, and practice in health care. We limit most articles to a maximum of 7,500 words, including title page, abstract, notes, references, data, etc. However, the editors recognize that some forms of research will require more space to incorporate adequate data.
  • Conceptual essays and diverse literary forms of writing relating to bioethics with a maximum limit of 7,000 words.
  • Short theoretical essays or op-ed pieces in the range of 1,000-3,000 words, addressing current issues, topics, and debates.
  • Media and Book Reviews, in which literature, film, television, and other media are analyzed through a bioethical lens, thus providing further understanding of how we are confronted with these issues in our daily lives. The maximum limit for these review pieces is 1,500 words.
  • Analyses of art in its many forms, which focus on how art and bioethics can intersect in the most interesting ways possible. These pieces are limited to 2,000 words.
  • Narratives and stories of medicine and clinical practice, such as oral histories, first-person accounts, and interviews. Our new Narrative Medicine and Ethics section serves as a space for interdisciplinary work investigating important intersections of medicine, healthcare, and well-being, with writing, literature, philosophy, and progressive thinking.

If you are interested in submitting to the journal for publication in our next issue, please visit our website www.voicesinbioethics.org and read our “Submissions” section for more guidelines and instructions. Any questions can be directed to editor@voicesinbioethics.org.

Please send submissions to: Submissions@VoicesinBioethics.Org

Submission Deadline: December 15st, 2014

 

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.

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