Nursing a Nation, by Molly Case


CFS: J Cultural Competence Nursing Healthcare

Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare’s first issue appeared online in January 2011.

The Journal’s Philosophy: Nursing is a theory based humanistic discipline which serves individuals, organizations, communities, and institutions. The OJCCNH seeks to disseminate scholarly work among nurses and other health care professionals through publication of articles on culturally competent and congruent care-based research, theory, education, practice, administration, and policy. Culturally competent care occurs when culture care values are known and serve as the foundation for meaningful care. Care is the core construct for the discipline of nursing and human care is defined within the context of culture. This journal encourages dialogue representing diverse perspectives, fosters debate, and clarifies moral/ethical decision making on related topics of interest and concern to promote health and wellbeing for all people.

The Journal’s Purpose: The Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare is a free quarterly peer-reviewed publication that provides a forum for discussion of the issues, trends, theory, research, evidence-based and best practices in the provision of culturally congruent and competent nursing and healthcare. The focus of the journal is on the provision of culturally congruent and competent nursing and healthcare for individuals, groups, communities and organizations. A culturally competent nursing the health care workforce is needed to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors and choices that will reduce, and ultimately eliminate, health disparities. The Editorial Board Members endeavor to present different perspectives on the provision of culturally congruent and competent nursing and healthcare relative to contemporary trends and issues that influence clinical practice, administration, education, theory and research in nursing and healthcare. The interactive format of the journal encourages an in-depth, dynamic dialogue resulting in a comprehensive discussion of the topic, thereby: 1) contributing to the body of nursing and healthcare knowledge; 2) providing a foundation for healthcare policy implications; 3) promoting the overall wellbeing and health of people from diverse and similar cultures; and 4) reducing health disparities in traditionally underrepresented and/or minority populations. Author guidelines and submission info available at:


CFS: J Alternative Complementary Med

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy is a peer-reviewed journal. It includes observational and analytical reports, ideas, commentary, and opinions on therapies currently thought to be outside the realm of conventional Western biomedicine that are gaining interest and warranting research to assess therapeutic value. The journal includes current concepts in clinical care, including case reports, which will be valuable for physicians and other health care professionals who are seeking to evaluate and integrate these therapies into patient care protocols. A primary goal of this international peer-reviewed journal is the establishment of rigorous and appropriate research methodologies; the Journal will develop and encourage publication standards to foster effective and reliable measurement, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. The journal does not publish papers that have been submitted elsewhere. Further information at:


CFS: IJ Nursing Ed Scholarship

The International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship (IJNES) is the first fully electronic peer-reviewed journal in which original papers on nursing education issues and research are published. The Journal is a member of the Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress). The Editors and Editorial Board are fully committed to maintaining excellence in the quality and scientific rigor of the articles they recommend for publication. Papers involving theory, research, innovations, issues and perspectives about nursing education, as well as responses to articles are published in IJNES. The contents of IJNES will be available at affordable subscription costs only through the Internet to faculty, practitioners, students, and libraries. The Journal takes full advantage of electronic media from submission, through review, to publication. Authors are encouraged to use digital technologies to enhance their submissions. The web-based publishing environment supports the inclusion of video-clips, sound bites, supplementary tables, or even hypertext links to other sites as needed while maintaining efficiency, affordability, and global accessibility. The rapid turnaround from submission to publication, with the possibility of direct but anonymous communication about the publication with the reviewer, allows timely publication of work. If you are interested in being considered as a possible reviewer for manuscripts submitted to IJNES, please complete the reviewer registration form. Further information at:

CFS: Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care

Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care is a peer-reviewed journal that provides the cutting-edge research, clinical protocols, and practical tools to provide optimal care for all bariatric patients whose health is seriously compromised by their high BMI and comorbid conditions. The Journal includes original articles, clinical reviews, roundtable discussions, Q&A, resources, and much more. The Journal provides comprehensive information about:

  • Optimizing health outcomes
  • Occupational hazards for bariatric healthcare professionals
  • Transfer, mobility, and patient safety issues
  • Pre-op, peri-op, and post-op standards of practice
  • Pre-surgical work-up and consultation
  • OR supplies and instrumentation
  • Dietary modification and counseling
  • Malabsorption and malnutrition
  • Lifestyle modification and psychological support
  • Exercise, physical therapy, and occupational therapy
  • Patient compliance
  • Anticipating and managing surgical complications
  • Wound care and infections
  • Bariatric teamwork and communication
  • Ethical issues and cultural sensitivities
  • Insurance reimbursement issues
  • Care of the patient with special needs
  • Reconstructive surgery

The Official Journal of the National Association of Bariatric Nurses.

NABN Members: access the full text of the journal through the Members only page of the National Association of Bariatric Nurses website. Bariatric nursing is quickly becoming an area of nursing and allied healthcare specialization. Increasingly, healthcare professionals are encountering obesity in all clinical settings and must be adequately trained for the challenges and safety issues involved. There has been an exponential growth in the number of bariatric surgical procedures, including gastric surgery and banding, due to patient demand and the recognition that surgical intervention is the most effective treatment for morbid obesity.

CFP: Improving Health Through Self-Management

Mayo 2014 Nursing Research Conference – Improving Health Through Self-Management, Friday, March 7, 2014

The Mayo 2014 Nursing Research Conference will be held on March 7, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. This conference will focus on research related to individual and community healthcare self-management throughout the lifespan. Research topics may include care delivery models, prevention/wellness promotion behaviors, and acute and chronic disease management. All types of research are welcome.

The goals of the conference are to:

  • Disseminate evidence regarding self-management strategies to promote healthy lifestyles and disease prevention across the lifespan.
  • Disseminate evidence regarding self-management interventions to diminish effects of acute and chronic illness across the lifespan.
  • Disseminate evidence related to care delivery and transitions that support self-management and improve health outcomes.
  • Promote opportunities for scholarly networking.


CFP: Making Sense of: Dying and Death

10th Global Conference, Making Sense of:Dying and Death, Thursday 7th November 2013 – Saturday 9th November 2013, Athens, Greece, Call for Presentations

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference explores dying and death and the ways culture impacts care for the dying, the overall experience of dying, and how the dead are remembered. Over the past four decades, scholarship in thanatology has increased dramatically. This particular conference seeks a broad array of perspectives that explore, analyze, and/or interpret the myriad interrelations and interactions that exist between death and culture. Culture not only presents and portrays ideas about “a good death” and norms that seek to achieve it, culture also operates as both a vehicle and medium through which meaning about death is communicated and understood. Sadly, too, culture sometimes facilitates death through violence.

Given the location of this year’s conference, a central theme in our proceedings (augmenting those listed below) will involve tracing the on-going and profound shift in contemporary attitudes toward death. In ancient Greece, for example, citizens learned about death and dying through intimate, hands-on experiences. Indeed, the same was true for most people throughout the world until the mid-20th century. Today, many people around the world maintain an increasingly passive role in caring for the dying, and supporting those who grieve a loss. Given that death, serving the dying, and caring for the bereaved has always been such an essential and unavoidable feature of life in traditional societies, a key emphasis in this year’s conference will involve an exploration of the connections between contemporary technologies, social media hubs, and modern health care delivery systems and the ways they impact current end-of-life issues and decisions, including the experience of bereavement and grief. This conference welcomes submissions that specifically assess how these factors are altering our contemporary attitudes toward death, and how patients, staff, and survivors intersect amidst newly emerging care settings and sites of memorialization.

We also welcome submissions that produce conversations engaging historical, ethnographic, normative, literary, anthropological, philosophical, artistic, political or other terms that elaborate a relationship between death and culture. Submissions in the form of papers, presentations and pre-formed panels are invited on any of the following additional core conference themes listed below:

1: Health Care Systems: Patients, Staff, and Institutions

  •  Modern Health Care Delivery Systems and Care for the Dying
  •  Palliative Care
  •  Hospice
  •  Elder Care/Ageing in Place Models
  •  Trauma and Emergency Care
  •  Nursing Homes/Skilled Facilities/Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs)/Assisted Living
  •  Clinical Competencies in Pain Management and Symptom Control
  •  Measurements, Incentives, Regulatory Statutes, and Recommendations
  •  Continuity of Care Across Treatment Settings
  •  Interdisciplinary Care

2: The Caregiver-Patient Relationship

  •  Caregiver’s (Physician’s?) Obligations and Virtues
  •  Medical Paternalism and Respect for the Patient, Autonomy
  •  Truth-Telling
  •  Informed Consent
  •  Medicine in the West for a Multicultural Society
  •  Contested Therapies Within the Physician-Patient Relationship
  •  Conflicts of Interest; Problems of Conscience
  •  Caregiver Stress/Caregiver Burnout/Compassion Fatigue
  •  Being With Someone Who Is Dying
  •  Assessment Challenges/Barriers

3: End-of-Life Issues and Decisions

  •  Defining Death
  •  Organ Transplantation and Organ Donation
  •  The Interplay of Ethical Meta-Principles at the End of Life
  •  Nonmaleficence
  •  Beneficence
  •  Autonomy
  •  Death Anxiety
  •  Choosing Death
  •  Advance Directives/Advance Planning/Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatments (POLST)/Do Not Resuscitate
  •  Considering End-of-Life Issues and Decisions and Legislation

4: Relationships Between Death and Culture:

  •  internet/social media
  •  music
  •  literature
  •  film
  •  broadcast media
  •  religious broadcasting
  •  journalism
  •  athletics
  •  comic books
  •  novels / poetry / short story
  •  television
  •  radio
  •  print media
  •  technology
  •  popular art / architecture
  •  sacred vs. profane space
  •  advertising
  •  consumerism

Papers, presentations and performances will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 14th June 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 13th September 2013. What to Send: 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, f) up to 10 keywords E-mails should be entitled: DD10 Abstract Submission. Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to 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: Nate Hinerman: Rob Fisher:

The conference is part of the Making Sense Of: series of research projects, which in turn belong to the Probing the Boundaries programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume. For further details of the conference, please visit:

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.Priory House, 149B Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1993 882087 Fax: +44 (0)870 4601132