CFP: CANS 2016

Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science 2016 State of the Science Congress


As part of the celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS), teams of experts will have an opportunity to present a synthesis of evidence in an area consistent with the State of the Science (SOS) theme “Determinants of Health”. CANS believes that determinants of health are more than social factors. Determinants include social/environmental, behavioral/life style, and omics. Each presentation will be 1 hour in length and should synthesize the evidence, briefly describe the policy implications, and recommend initiatives to further advance the science in the area of the review.  An opportunity to publish in Nursing Outlook is anticipated.

If you have questions, contact 15th Anniversary Task Force Chair: Patricia Underwood at or 216-905-5903.                

Interested parties are invited to complete the following proposal and submit it via email by December 1, 2015 to Holli DeVon, Science Committee Chair, at



One inch margins, single spaced, size twelve font


1. Focal area – one sentence identifying focal area of the synthesis

2. Relevance – One paragraph that describes how this area relates to the theme, “Determinants of Health.”

3. Team Members – List the team members including names, credentials and email contacts. (Teams should be led by a senior scientist with recognized expertise in the topic area.) NIH biosketches for each team member directly involved in the project must also be attached.

4. Justification – Briefly (1-2 paragraphs) describe the ability of the team to complete the synthesis by August 15, 2016 based on the expertise and resources available.

Proposals will be reviewed by the CANS Science Committee.

JPN Editor Develops Open Course on Writing for Professional Journals

JPN Editor Develops Open Course on Writing for Professional Journals


Dr. Patricia Morton, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Utah and editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing, has developed the open course “Writing for Professional Journals.” The content of this course is open to the public. Dr. Morton authored the content as part of a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation while participating in their Executive Nurse Fellow program. The “Writing for Professional Journals” course can be used by an individual learner or can be adapted in any way for a course in a college’s program of study. The course also may be helpful to practicing nurses in a professional development program.

Inside Higher Ed: Op-Ed vs. Scholarly Journal

In an article for Inside Higher Ed‘s “Grad Hacker” feature, DeWitt Scott argues that writing for a general audience is at least as important as writing for a scholarly audience and argues that op-ed essays are an effective genre for broader communication. The article is open access on line:

CFS: Brokenness, Healing Journey

The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation is proud to announce the publication of our Summer 2015 issue. In this edition we explore the multifaceted nature of brokenness  in our journey towards healing. Together, the contributors in this issue masterfully communicate the importance of recognizing that in our roles as clinicians and educators, patients and students, seeking wholeness means sharing our brokenness and our humanness together in common dialogue.
JHR is a peer-reviewed, multi-media journal using a collaborative model with rehabilitation professionals, patients and their families to gain a greater understanding of the human experience of disability through art, literature and narrative. The purpose of this interdisciplinary journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences. JHR has an open access publishing model, with no fees associated with subscriptions or submissions. You can access the journal by following the links in this email or by going to

Becoming a More Productive Writer: What’s the Evidence Base

An article on the Web site of the American Psychological Association (APA) suggests —
  • Set a writing schedule
  • Prepare
  • Incubate inspiration
  • Just get it down
  • Find your sweet spot
  • Accept criticism
  • Reward yourself
  • Make it personal

CFP: 33rd Annual History of Nursing Conference, Chicago, Illinois, September 22-25, 2016

 The American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) and University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing are co-sponsoring the Association’s 33rd annual conference to be held in Chicago, IL. The conference provides a forum for researchers interested in sharing new research that addresses events, issues, and topics in any area of nursing and healthcare history, broadly construed to encompass the history of nursing, global nursing history, nursing practice, healthcare 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 healthcare history and engage related fields such as women’s, labor, technology, and 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
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: 1.Purpose of study; 2. Rationale and significance; 3. Description of methodology; 4. Major primary and secondary sources; 5. Findings and conclusions.  Each section of the abstract should be clearly identified with these specific headers.  Abstracts which do not clearly identify the sections as outlined above may be disqualified. 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.
By submitting an abstract, you also give permission to the AAHN to use the work for educational purposes only. This includes, but is not limited to, inclusion in the conference program, posting to the AAHN website before and/or after the conference, and use of excerpts or themes for conference marketing efforts.
Submission deadline: Abstracts must arrive on or before January 31, 2016. Abstract results will be communicated to all submitters by the end of March 2016.
**Individuals are not required to be AAHN members at the time of submitting an abstract, but if accepted, you must join AAHN before registering for and presenting at the meeting.

CFP: Broken Narratives and the Lived Body Conference

Call for Proposals: Broken Narratives and the Lived Body Conference
This conference will take an interdisciplinary approach to ‘broken narratives’, embodiment and the ‘lived body’. Contributions are invited from researchers in the social sciences, humanities, and in medicine. Contributors are invited to examine the topics outlined below, through theoretical, theoretically informed empirical research, and in relation (but not limited) to a range of psychiatric diagnoses, neurological illnesses and cognitive ‘impairments’; persons who are neurodiverse (e.g. who live with autism); psychological traumas; and life-threatening illnesses.
Abstract of 250 words, 5 keywords, and up to 100 word author bio is due by 30 November, 2015. Acceptance notice will be given mid Dec, 2015. Completed drafts of maximum 8,000 words are due by end of March, 2016.

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