CFP: Reducing Induction, C-section (JOGNN)

The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) is soliciting systematic reviews on interdisciplinary strategies to reduce elective induction of labor, to reduce cesarean deliveries among nulliparous women with single, head down fetuses at 37 weeks or more gestation, or to increase vaginal birth after cesarean delivery.

JOGNN is a premier resource for health care professionals committed to clinical scholarship that advances the health care of women and newborns. With a focus on nursing practice, JOGNN addresses the latest research, practice issues, policies, opinions, and trends in the care of women, childbearing families, and newborns.

Submit here: http://www.editorialmanager.com/jognn/default.aspx

Journal info here: http://www.jognn.org/

“40 Things Editors Won’t Tell You (But You Need to Know)”

Cynthia Saver, writing in Nurse Author & Editor, reveals “40 Things Editors Won’t Tell You (But You Need to Know).”

These tips include several topics: Getting Published; Cover Letters; Writing; Civility; Peer Review; Editing; Student Papers; Reporting Research; Ethics; Rejection; and Editors.

The article is available on line and open access: http://naepub.com/publishing/2016-26-1-6/

Shakespeare Anniversary/”Nursing”

Today marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Shakespeare provides us with the earliest attestation of the word nurse as denoting one who provides health care to the sick, which appears in Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors (ca. 1590s): “I will attend my husband, be his nurse, Diet his sicknesse, for it is my Office” (V.i.99).

The wife as nurse (and the advantage of marriage as engaging a live-in nurse) is also apparent in the Duchess of Newcastle’s Matrimonial Trouble (1662), which contends, “That he might do [i.e., marry], if it were for no other reason, but for a Nurse to tend him, if he should chance to be sick.”

To mark this Shakespeare anniversary, the Wellcome Library’s blog comments on “Shakespeare’s Medical World”: http://blog.wellcomelibrary.org/2016/04/shakespeares-medical-world/

 

Inside Higher Ed: Surviving the Dissertation Process

A sensible essay in Inside Higher Ed by Ramon B. Goings, who is the program coordinator for the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2015/11/25/how-survive-and-thrive-during-dissertation-process-essay

Making a Writing Group That Works

Writing for Inside Higher Ed‘s “Grad Hacker” feature, Travis Grandy discusses forming a writing group as a way of providing external accountability (i.e., outside the structures of courses and their assignments). Beginning with assessing where you work best (or don’t work best) and a sense of your personal writing process, he recommends the formation of a writing group with different variations on that theme. The article is open access: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/making-writing-group-works

CFP: Clinic Advisor Summit

The leading provider of clinical news and information for NPs and PAs proudly presents The Clinical Advisor Summit

The dynamics of primary care are changing. Gone are the days of one physician managing varying conditions and diseases across a patient’s life span. Today, multiple clinicians provide care to the same patient in the setting of a more patient-centered, coordinated, and effective healthcare delivery system.

At the three-day The Clinical Advisor Summit on April 7-9, 2016, in Orlando, FL, you will have access to expert case studies on an effective interprofessional approach to primary care. NPs and PAs will get a deeper perspective on emerging clinical topics affecting patients today.

The deadline for submission is March 4, 2016. See full submission guidelines here.

CFP: Relating Cultural Inclusiveness to Social Determinants of Health,

February 22nd is the last day to submit an abstract for Podium Presentations and March 1st is for Poster Presentations. Please see attached call for abstracts.

Also for your review is the conference agenda.  Podium presentations will be given 30 minutes to include question and answer to present. 

3rd Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute: Relating Cultural Inclusiveness to Social Determinants of Health, April 21-22, 2016

We live in a world of health inequities:

  • 20% of children from the poorest of households are twice as likely to die before their fifth birthday compared to children in the richest.
  • Women in Afghanistan have a lifetime risk of maternal death of 1 in 11, women in Ireland have a risk of 1 in 17,800.
  • In the United States, while African Americans represent only 12% of the population, they account for half of all new HIV infections.
  • Something must be done.

We must address the conditions of where and how people live if we are committed to improve the overall health disparities gap.  It is evident that medical care alone is not enough.  This conference brings together leading researchers, healthcare providers, patient advocates, educators, and students to exchange their knowledge and expertise in addressing the social determinants of health: economic stability, education, health and healthcare, neighborhood and the built environment, and social and community context.

3rd Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute: Theme: Relating Cultural Inclusiveness to Social Determinants of Health

Conference website (please review the agenda): http://nursing.uthscsa.edu/ce/cultural_inclusion.aspx  

April 21-22, 2016 during Fiesta Week www.fiesta-sa.org

Submit an Abstract for Podium deadline Feb 22nd or Poster deadline March 1st

Attached please find the call for abstracts and guidelines.

ROOMS ARE FILLING – Historic Menger Hotel, San Antonio Texas, on the Riverwalk $115/night (local/state taxes apply) Phone: 800-345-9285

Conference Registration is now available Register today
Registration fee is $300.00 (includes CE)

Conference Goal: Exchange knowledge, expertise, research, challenges, and successes in addressing issues related to social determinants of health: Economic Stability; Education; Health and Health Care; Neighborhood and Built Environment; Social and Community Context.

Objectives:

  1. Define and understand the key concepts of social determinants of health.
  2. Explain how social determinants of health drive inequities.
  3. Describe the importance of social determinants for individuals and communities.
  4. Identify trends and approaches to reduce health disparities across populations.

Who should submit? Primary Care Providers, Nurses, Social Workers, Educators, Researchers, Non-Profit Community Based Agencies, and Students.

Social Determinants from Healthy People 2020 (reference www.healthypeople.gov )

Economic Stability

  • Poverty
  • Employment
  • Food Security
  • Housing Stability

Education

  • High School Graduation
  • Enrollment in Higher Education
  • Language and Literacy
  • Early Childhood Education and Development

Social and Community Context

  • Social Cohesion
  • Civic Participation
  • Perceptions of Discrimination and Equity
  • Incarceration/Institutionalization

Health and Health Care

  • Access to Health Care
  • Access to Primary Care
  • Health Literacy

Neighborhood and Built Environment

  • Access to Healthy Foods
  • Quality of Housing
  • Crime and Violence
  • Environmental Conditions
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