Month: April 2011

CFP: Stories of Complicated Grief (Proposed Book)

Early Call for Potential Book Chapter Contributors for Stories of Complicated Grief Complicated grief (sometimes known as prolonged grief disorder) is generally viewed as a form of grief that affects a subset of those who have lost a loved one. Such individuals tend to have more severe grief reactions such as intense yearning and longing … Continue reading CFP: Stories of Complicated Grief (Proposed Book)

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CFS: HOPOS, J Intnl Soc History Philos Sci

The University of Chicago Press is pleased to announce the publication of HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science. The digital edition of the inaugural issue (Spring 2011) is now available free for a limited time to all visitors to the journal's home on the web: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/hopos  With … Continue reading CFS: HOPOS, J Intnl Soc History Philos Sci

CFS: Am J Bioethics Primary Research

The mission of American Journal of Bioethics Primary Research is to advance the pursuit of empirical work in bioethics through the publication of primary research in bioethics and conceptual analyses of the relationship between descriptive and normative inquiry. AJOB Primary Research broadly construes empirical bioethics to include social scientific research applied to bioethical questions, health … Continue reading CFS: Am J Bioethics Primary Research

CFP: Health in the African Diaspora of the Americas

Call for Papers: International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora of the Americas The International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora of the Americas-ICHAD2012-will be held July 4-8, 2012 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The conference will include the creation of an edited book of the proceedings for … Continue reading CFP: Health in the African Diaspora of the Americas

NY Times: Study Finds Drop in Deadly V.A. Hospital Infections

Reported in today's New York Times: An aggressive four-year effort to reduce the spread of deadly bacterial infections at veterans’ hospitals is showing impressive results and may have broad implications at medical centers across the country, according to the first comprehensive assessment of the program, which was released Wednesday afternoon. The study of 153 Veterans … Continue reading NY Times: Study Finds Drop in Deadly V.A. Hospital Infections

Dowd: Giving Doctors Orders

In her column in today's NY Times, Maureen Dowd reports on the alarmingly high rate of nosocomial infections in hospitals. Citing the death of her brother who entered the hospital to treat pneumonia and published reports she observes: Michael died in that I.C.U. A couple years later, I read reports about how neckties and lab … Continue reading Dowd: Giving Doctors Orders