Month: August 2012

Getting the Most Out of Citation Databases

Jackie McGrath, Roy Brown and Haifa Samra's new article, "Before You Search the Literature: How to Prepare and Get the Most Out of Citation Databases," will be especially helpful to emerging researchers and doctoral students (as well as clinicians): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1527336912000748 Abstract: As evidence-based practice becomes more integrated into routine care, systematically searching of the literature is … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of Citation Databases

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CFS: J Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved publishes original papers, commentaries, brief communications, reports from the field, columns, and reviews regarding the health of low-income and other medically underserved people. We welcome manuscripts. Though our concerns--access to, quality of, and cost of health care--are universal, our focus is on North America, Central … Continue reading CFS: J Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

CFS: J Palliative Medicine

Journal of Palliative Medicine is the leading peer-reviewed journal covering medical, psychosocial, policy, and legal issues in end-of-life care and relief of suffering for patients with intractable pain. The journal presents essential information for professionals in hospice/palliative medicine, focusing on improving quality of life for patients and their families, and the latest developments in drug … Continue reading CFS: J Palliative Medicine

CHE: Five Reasons to Think About How You Work

Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education's ProfHacker blog, Jason B. Jones offers "Five Reasons to Think About How You Work." Takeaways: Thinking about your system can help you make decisions about work based on your values. . . . Focusing your productivity system on next actions can help you fight through procrastination-driving despair. . … Continue reading CHE: Five Reasons to Think About How You Work

Writing Letters to the Editor, Editorials, and Op-Ed Essays (Part I)

Nurses have indispensable observations and views about health care, but their voices are often under-represented in the mainstream media. One reason for this is that nurses are busy people with many competing commitments. Taking the time to craft a written response to a current issue in a timely fashion may seem a daunting task. This … Continue reading Writing Letters to the Editor, Editorials, and Op-Ed Essays (Part I)

Writing Letters to the Editor, Editorials, and Op-Ed Essays (Part II)

Template for a Letter to the Editor Establish the context for your letter (the issue, article, report, editorial, op-ed essay that you are responding to). Example: Your April 30 article by Jane Smith (“Physician Shortage Ahead”) ignored a vital healthcare profession that is already filling primary care gaps. Establish your credibility (credentials or experience). Example: … Continue reading Writing Letters to the Editor, Editorials, and Op-Ed Essays (Part II)