CFP: Socioeconomic factors and mental health

Socioeconomic factors and mental health: past and present (Special Issue CfP, Palgrave Communications)

Palgrave Communications is an open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan dedicated to publishing high quality original research across all areas of the humanities and social sciences. Article proposals and full submissions are now being sought for this special issue.

This article collection, edited by Professor Matthew Smith and Dr Lucas Richert (University of Strathclyde), will examine how the relationship between socioeconomic factors and mental health has been and is understood in an array of different places and periods. Although much of the focus of current mental health research and clinical practice is on the neurological aspects of mental illness and psychopharmacological treatment, historical research demonstrates that a wide range of factors – from vitamin deficiencies such as pellagra, and infections such as syphilis to traumatic life events – have contributed to the onset and exacerbation of mental health problems. Among all these factors, one looms largest: socioeconomic status. On the one hand, socioeconomic inequality has been long recognised as a potential cause of mental illness, as the history of mental hygiene and social psychiatry during much of the twentieth century demonstrates. On the other hand, however, the mentally ill have also historically faced much socioeconomic hardship; today, a high proportion of the homeless and incarcerated in many countries suffer from mental illness.

By exploring this topic across time and place, this collection aims to provide a historical context for today’s mental health crisis, and also to inform current mental health policy, especially attempts to prevent or alleviate mental illness through social change.

Insights on a broad spectrum of themes are welcomed, including, but not restricted to

  • Homelessness and mental illness
  • Social psychiatry and mental hygiene
  • Community mental health
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Race and mental health
  • Psychiatry and various economic/political systems (e.g., communism, socialism, capitalism)
  • Socioeconomic factors and child mental health
  • How health professionals deal with poverty and mental health
  • Social policy and mental health
  • Social activism and mental health

This is a rolling article collection and as such proposals and submissions will be welcome throughout 2017. However, full submissions received by November 1 will be considered for publication as part of the collection’s formal launch in 2018.

Authors who are interested in submitting a paper for any of the collections listed below should send a short abstract-length summary to the Editorial Office outlining the scope of their proposed paper. Any general enquiries can also be directed to this address.

CFP: Filling the Gaps in LGBT Healthcare and Research (GLMA Conference

35th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBT Health

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts must be submitted and completed online
by 11:59pm EST on May 1, 2017.

Glma is calling for abstracts for its 35th Annual Conference on LGBT Health, which will be held September 13-16, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA.

Conference Theme:
From Resistance to Resilience: Filling the Gaps in LGBT Healthcare and Research, will highlight the significant gaps in LGBT healthcare and research. In a volatile political environment in which LGBT-affirming programs such as the Affordable Care Act are being dismantled, the GLMA Annual Conference on LGBT Health will focus on healthcare innovations and groundbreaking research that improve the health and well-being of LGBT patients and their families. Abstracts and proposals addressing this theme will be prioritized.

Special Emphasis: Leveraging the momentum established during the 34th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBT Health, GLMA will continue to place special emphasis on abstract topics that address the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity with other identities, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, HIV status, ability, religion, immigration status, socioeconomic status and/or geographic location and their impact on health and healthcare.

*GLMA encourages the submission of clinically-focused, evidence-based abstracts.

To learn more about the Call for Abstracts and how to submit your abstract, visit www.glma.org/callforabstracts. The updated deadline for conference abstracts is May 1, 2017!

Registration for the 35th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBT Health is now open! For more information and to register visit: www.glma.org/conference

CFP: The Nursing Role in Promoting a Culture of Health

21st Annual Evidence Based Practice Conference

The Nursing Role in Promoting a Culture of Health

Friday October 13, 2017, 8am to 3:30pm

Hartford Hospital Education Resource Center (ERC), Heublein Hall
560 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT

 

https://hartfordhospital.org/ct-nursing-research-alliance/conference/conference-information