The Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) is seeking submissions for a narrative medicine feature entitled Healing Arts. Submissions may be solicited or unsolicited, and will be peer reviewed. They seek two types of high quality work: • Text and Context consists of excerpts from literature (novels, short stories, poetry, plays or creative non-fiction) of … Continue reading CFS: Healing Arts Feature (J of General Internal Med)
Month: August 2009
Chronicle: Is the Peer-Review System Broken?
Daniel J. Myers, professor of sociology and associate dean for research, graduate studies, and centers in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, says that the peer-review system (both for journals and book publishers) is not working, overwhelming many faculty with excessive review … Continue reading Chronicle: Is the Peer-Review System Broken?
Podcast: Michele Lamont on the Curious World of Academic Judgment
Michele Lamont, author of How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment (Harvard University Press), a study of how scholars and scholarly panels actually engage in review of submissions (like research proposals and grant applications), is interviewed in a podcast produced by Harvard University Press.
Chronicle: Publication in High-Impact Journals Is Found to Reinforce Advantage
Briefly noted in the Chronicle of Higher Education (26 Aug 2009) on line: "A study by researchers at the University of Quebec at Montreal has affirmed that the principle of the rich get richer applies in the world of academic publishing, finding that papers published in high-impact journals collect about twice as many citations as … Continue reading Chronicle: Publication in High-Impact Journals Is Found to Reinforce Advantage
A Message from Canadian Healthcare Professionals to Americans
In this video, Canadian physicians and nurses describe the real Canadian healthcare system to Americans (not the cartoon Canadian health care portrayed in some American media and public discourse).
CFS: Women’s Health (BRN)
BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH FOR NURSING (Integrating Biobehavioral Research into Health Care) SPECIAL ISSUE: Women’s Health Across the Lifespan Guest Editors: Margaret McLean Heitkemper, PhD, RN, FAAN; Carol A. Landis, DNSc, RN, FAAN; Nancy F. Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN Deadline: September 15, 2009 Health disparities between men and women start at the beginning of life, with fewer … Continue reading CFS: Women’s Health (BRN)
Chronicle: How to Write an Outreach Grant Proposal
In an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Karen M. Markin (director of research development at the University of Rhode Island's research office) offers guidance on writing a successful outreach grant application: Identify the problem or need; define general goals and specific objectives; provide a road map for how the objectives will be achieved; … Continue reading Chronicle: How to Write an Outreach Grant Proposal
NYU Literature, Arts, Medicine Database
Added today to the NursingWriting "blinks" list is the Literature, Arts & Medicine Database initiated in 1993 by medical humanities faculty at NYU. This index of literary texts, visual art, and media/performance touches on a broad range of representations of the body, wellness, illness, disease, and the healing professions. New additions and annotations are always … Continue reading NYU Literature, Arts, Medicine Database
New NIH Director, New Priorities
Francis S. Collins, physician and geneticist, has reported for duty at the National Institutes of Health as its new director . According to the Chronicle of Higher Education he brings with him new priorities: On Monday, he listed for his staff five goals for his tenure as director, including ensuring a "stable and predictable" supply of … Continue reading New NIH Director, New Priorities
NLN Newsletter, Scholarly Writing Retreat
The Summer 2009 issue of the National League for Nursing's member newsletter, The NLN Report, includes an article about the second NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat conducted by Marilyn Oermann last spring at the University of Nevada. Entitled "A Nurturing Environment Gets the Job Done," the article describes the workshop conducted by Oermann and co-presenter Leslie Block, … Continue reading NLN Newsletter, Scholarly Writing Retreat