CFS: Online J of Issues in Nursing

OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing is a peer-reviewed, topical journal, and a scholarly journal in the American Nurses Association family of journals. We are pleased to consider for publication any manuscript that furthers a previous topic and adds new insights, information, experiences, and/or research to the topic. We are currently especially interested in manuscripts to update the following previous topics: Multistate Licensure, Initial & Continuing Competence in Education/Practice, Electronic Publishing, Complementary Therapies, Telehealth, Domestic Violence, Diversity and Cultural Competence, Aging Population, HIPAA, Infectious Diseases, Environmental Health, and The Value of RNs. However, we welcome submissions for any of previously posted topics. Our list of topics is available from the journal homepage  by clicking on Journal topics on the top menu bar. Please keep in mind that OJIN discusses issues relevant to nurses and the nursing profession and is not a clinical journal. Queries to the Editor are encouraged; for manuscript queries contact Harriet Coeling, Editor at  with the Subject=Call for Manuscripts.


CFP: Chronic Illness

10th Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease (Tuesday 6th September – Thursday 8th September 2011, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom)

Call for papers: This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore the processes by which we attempt to create meaning in health, illness and disease. In previous years, this interdisciplinary conference has attracted delegates from around the world, including practising clinicians, academics from a variety of disciplines, and persons involved in community-based organizations. For its tenth anniversary, the conference will focus on the theme “Chronic Illness: The Borderlands Between Health and Illness” and we are issuing a call for papers on any aspect of chronicity. The apparent increase in and diversity of chronic conditions calls for better understandings of the spaces between health and illness that chronic patients occupy, often for most of their lives. How can we articulate the tension between the biomedical model of chronicity and its embodied experience? What language and other forms of representation can we use to map, chart and begin to explore the meanings possible within such spaces? What insights can these provide to inform better chronic care management? What is the relationship between chronicity and wellbeing? How do individuals, societies and cultures make sense of chronicity?

We particularly welcome papers/ worshops/ short performances on topics which might include, but are not restricted to:

1. The Borderlands:

  • – well but ill; degrees of wellness; degrees of illness.
  • – chronic illness; terminal illness
  • – chronic pain/ acute pain
  • – metaphors for and of the journey

2. Understanding CI

  • – clinical trials/ Big Pharma and CI
  • – identity and sense of self
  • – shame, stigma and guilt
  • – medicine, the clinical gaze, and CI
  • – the relationship with our body

3. Living with CI

  • – CI and family
  • – CI and work
  • – CI and disability
  • – CI and ethnicity
  • – CI and gender

4. Giving CI Voices

  • – the language of CI
  • – narrating CI
  • – representing CI
  • – performing CI

5. Coping with CI

  • – chronic pain
  • – managing chronic illness/self-managing chronic illness
  • – life, time and reinventing meaning
  • – healthcare and CI
  • – living well

For 2011, the Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease project will meet alongside our project on Fear, Horror and Terror. It is our intention to create cross-over sessions between the two groups – and we welcome proposals which deal with the relationship between health, illness and disease and fear, horror and terror. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 25th March 2011. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 22nd July 2011. 300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract E-mails should be entitled: HID10 Abstract Submission. Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs: Dr Maria Vaccarella, Marie Curie Research Fellow, King’s College, London, United Kingdom, Email:

Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Priory House, Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Oxfordshire, OX29 8HR, United Kingdom, Email:

Perspectives are sought from those engaged in:

  • * art and art therapy, creative writing, literature, history of medicine, media studies, performing arts, philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology
  • * nursing, counseling, gerontology, health education, health services, public health care
  • * practitioners in health care fields – doctors, GPs, surgeons, health care workers, care givers, hospice workers

All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy dialogic volume(s) The conference is sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net as part of the ‘Probing the Boundaries’ programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. For further information about the project, please visit:

For further details about the conference, please visit:

NINR Seeks Comment

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) invites public comments on the following draft of the Institute’s next strategic plan. The comment period opened on January 18, 2011 and will close on March 19, 2011. Members of the public can provide comments by e-mailing them to the following address: . The strategic plan is scheduled for release in October, 2011.

NINR supports basic and clinical research that develops the knowledge to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevent disease and disability, manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness, and enhance end-of-life and palliative care.

CFP: Int’l Academy of Nurse Editors

Share your innovations. Network with your colleagues. Enjoy recognition of your journal. Participate in poster presentations at the 2011 International Academy of Nurse Editors (INANE) Conference! Submit a poster abstract for the conference!

Your ideas and projects that enhance your journal’s message are key to the ultimate goal of networking at the conference. Posters will be displayed prominently at the conference. There will be dedicated time for you to interact with conference attendees to discuss your ideas, and your poster will be displayed throughout the conference.

Guidelines for Submission

• Title of Abstract

• Author Name(s) and contact information

• 2-3 Objectives (What will the viewer learn?)

• 250-word abstract with descriptive details on your topic

• Related references (if applicable)

Questions? Contact Mickey Dougherty:

Submit your Microsoft Word document by e-mail to  by March 1, 2011. Notification of acceptance April 15, 2011. Accepted posters will be available on the INANE web site and available in conference materials.

CFS: Hospital Topics

Hospital Topics is the longest continuously published healthcare journal in the United States. Since 1922, Hospital Topics has provided healthcare professionals with research they can apply to improve the quality of access, management, and delivery of healthcare. Dedicated to those who bring healthcare to the public, Hospital Topics spans the whole spectrum of healthcare issues including, but not limited to information systems, fatigue management, medication errors, nursing compensation, midwifery, job satisfaction among managers, team building, and bringing primary care to rural areas. Through articles on theory, applied research, and practice, Hospital Topics addresses the central concerns of today’s healthcare professional and leader.

Essay Competition (Mental Health, Substance Use)

Mental Health and Substance Use, 2011 Essay Competition

Mental Health and Substance Use welcomes entries for its annual Essay Competition. As well as prizes for students who are undertaking, or have recently completed a mental health and substance use (coexisting, dual diagnosis, co-occurring, comorbid) course, at any level of study, there is a section for new writers who have not previously published in this field. Submitted essays/articles may be on any subject that falls within the scope of the journal, including:

• clinical practice

• management or administrative practice

• ethics

• transcultural issues and ethnicity

• organisation and service development

• legal issues

• critical appraisal of programmes/articles

• concept exploration and analysis

• policy and procedural issues

• education and training

• research and evidence-based practice

• leadership

• complementary and alternative therapies

• communication

• prevalence and incidence

• case study

Please submit your essay/article, indicating which section of the competition you are entering, together with details of your name, address and place of study/work to the Editor at: . Also feel free to contact this email if you would like to discuss any aspects of your entry. The closing date is 1st December 2011. The essay should be between 2,500 and 5,000 words and not published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. The essay awarded first prize in each category will be published in the journal. Other entries may be published subject to recommendations from the Editors. The judges reserve the right not to award the prize if the entries are of insufficiently high quality.

Student Section

1st prize: £100 book voucher

2nd prize: £50 book voucher

New Writers Section

1st prize: £100 book voucher

2nd prize: £50 book voucher

To be chosen from the very large selection published by Routledge:

For further information on the aims and scope of the journal visit:

Inside Higher Ed: Editing Matters

Writing in today’s Inside Higher Ed, Carmen Werder and Karen Hoelscher discuss why editing matters. Citing an independent study, they assert that there are “potentially negative effects of errors on academic readers” so “that errors — to varying degrees — do undermine your authority as a writer, and that’s reason to pay attention.”

Werder and Hoelscher distinguish between errors and mistakes, and offer specific proofreading and editing tips (proofreading and editing not being the same thing).

“Editing Matters” is on line in the open-access Inside Higher Ed.