CFS: Mental Health/Inpatient & Acute Care

Issues in Mental Health Nursing seeks submissions for a special issue: Inpatient/Acute Care Psychiatric Environments

Manuscripts are being sought on contemporary issues in the area of inpatient/acute care psychiatric environments. Potential topics of interest include care quality, patient or family-centered care, psychiatric/mental health nursing workforce issues, consumer or patient perspectives, violence, and seclusion and restraint. Manuscripts may be research focused (qualitative or quantitative), practice oriented, or theoretical or conceptual in nature and may address needs or issues across the life span.

Deadline: Manuscripts must be received by July 1, 2009.

Please send all queries and manuscripts to: Kathleen R. Delaney, PhD, RN, PMH-NP, Professor of Nursing, Rush College of Nursing, Phone: 312-942-6208, Fax: 312- 942-2549. Email:


Mona M. Shattell, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, School of Nursing, PO Box 26170, Moore Building, Greensboro, NC 27402, Office Phone: (336) 256-0379. Email:,

Manuscripts must be submitted through Manuscript Central:

Instructions for Authors:


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