CFS: Healing Arts Feature (J of General Internal Med)

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 200-800 words and an accompanying essay of up to 1000 words discussing the meaning of the work and linking it to the clinical or medical education literature. May include up to 3 learning objectives/discussion questions and up to 5 references, including an appropriately detailed reference of the creative work.

• Materia Medica consists of well-crafted, highly readable and engaging personal narratives, essays or short stories of up to 1500 words and poetry of up to 100 lines. These pieces should focus on a given experience, person or event which informs or illuminates the practice or teaching of medicine. Submissions may be written by or from the point of view of the patient, health care provider, family member, teacher, investigator, or trainee. If non-fiction, please either mask the subject’s identity or gain their permission prior to submission.

In addition they seek submissions for a special issue, Chronic Care and Education (deadline 2 November 2009).

Material may be submitted electronically here: http://jgim.iusm.iu.edu/. Please contact the editors with questions.

Richard L. Kravitz, MD, MSPH, UC Davis Division of General Medicine, 4150 V. Street, Suite 2400 PSSB, Sacramento, CA 95817, Email: rlkravitz@ucdavis.edu

Mitchell D. Feldman, MD, MPhil, UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine,  400 Parnassus Ave., 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94143-0320, Email: Mitchell.feldman@ucsf.edu

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