CFS: End-of-Life Care

Call for Submissions on End-of-Life Care for the Spring Issue of Hektoen International-A Journal of the Medical Humanities

Hektoen International is now accepting short article, poetry, and artwork submissions for its Spring 2011 issue on end-of-life care. You are invited to submit work that explores topics ranging from (but not limited to):

  • Historical and philosophical perspectives on death and dying
  • Coping with grief and loss
  • The use of the arts in palliative care
  • The personal experiences of patients, healthcare workers, families, and caregivers
  • Ethical and spiritual approaches to care for the dying
  • Perspectives on death from various cultural and faith traditions

Please submit your work to Rachel Baker, Managing editor at: by March 15, 2011.

Submission instructions Please include with your submission:

  • Title of submission with word count
  • Author(s) names, title and professional affiliation
  • A 75-150 word biography
  • The reference style you are using
  • Articles should be less than 2,000 words.

Up to four contributions of poetry per issue. Include a poet statement (< 200 words).

Up to four contributions of art. Include captions (title, medium, size) and an artist statement (< 200 words). Be sure to spell check in American English prior to submission.

One manuscript only per submission deadline. File format/name: Articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format.

Images should be sent as a JPEG or GIF file. Please include captions in a separate Word document.

For complete details visit “Submission instructions” on the Hektoen site:  

Hektoen International is published online in quarterly installments by the Hektoen Institute of Medicine, a non-for-profit organization promoting medical research and education. The journal is named in honor of Dr. Ludvig Hektoen, a distinguished professor of pathology at the University of Chicago.


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