CFP: AAN Policy Conference

The American Academy of Nursing annual policy conference will identify ways nurses are transforming health and building a better care delivery system. This three day conference will showcase the extraordinary work nurses are undertaking to drive policy changes that meet the health needs of individuals and populations. Transforming Health, Driving Policy highlights nursing initiatives that are transforming health, leading change, and influencing policy and ultimately improving the nation’s health.

Abstracts are now being accepted through June 22nd.

http://www.aannet.org/2015

CFP: Communicating Complex Information

5th Annual Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI)
February 21-23, 2016
East Carolina University, Greenville NC
For the full call for papers: http://workshop.design4complexity.com/
Building on the success of the previous four conferences,the Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI) explores how complex information changes how we communicate, and how those changes affect information design, information architecture, user experience, and usability.  It seeks to examine how  design and content choices influence behavior as people interact with complex
information and how we can best design complex information systems. SCCI fosters an integrated approach to the design of complex information by bringing together members from a range of research and practitioner communities.
For more information
Contact: Michael Albers (albersm@ecu.edu).
Schedule
2 page proposal due: October 15, 2015
Notice of acceptance: December 1, 2015
Papers for symposium due: February 15, 2016
Symposium dates: February 21–23, 2016
This symposium sponsored in part by East Carolina University.

IJMHN Seeks Editor

​​Call for EOI Editor
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Call for expression of interest (June 2015)

 The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (IJMHN) is currently seeking a new Editor with expertise in statistical methods. The new Editor will assume responsibility for assisting the EIC from July 2016. The term of office will last two years, subject to agreement. The journal uses the electronic peer review management system, ScholarOne.
The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal that contributes to the evidence base of mental health nursing is the journal of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN). The journal is ISI-listed. The IJMHN is published in conjunction with the ACMHN and Wiley Publishing.
Detailed information about the journal can be found at: www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/ijmhn

The successful candidate for the position will be recognized internationally for his or her academic and research achievements, will have worked at a strategic level within academia or healthcare, and will have an impressive track record of publications and presentations at conferences.

 The candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
  • Sound scientific judgment
  • Theoretical and practical experience of experimental research designs and statistical tests/analyses
  • Broad knowledge of mental nursing at an international level
  • Awareness of trends and standards within knowledge dissemination
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Relevant experience in journal editing and/or through membership on editorial boards is desirable

Responsibilities of the Editor

The Editor will assist the EIC to manage and organize review for manuscripts submitted to the journal. In particular, the editor will provide expertise in regard to manuscripts that contain statistical methods and designs.

To Apply

Applications should include curriculum vitae, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you will bring to this position and addressing the key selection criteria.

Please send your application, in confidence, to:
Sadira Campbell, Wiley: scampbell@wiley.com
Applications to arrive no later than 30 June 2015

A description of the role is available on request. Strict confidentiality will apply to all correspondences.

Summer’s Here: Time to Get Writing!

Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s professional website Vitae, Joli Jensen, Hazel Rogers Professor of Communication at The University of Tulsa, reminds us “The semester is over! It’s time to write!” However, she also admonishes us to have a plan in order to get writing done:

  • Start with realistic scholarly and relaxation objectives.
  • Deploy basic productivity techniques.
  • Secure writing time, space and energy.
  • Keep a personal log and create an accountability system.
  • But cut yourself some slack.

When Reviewers Disagree (or at least contradict each other)

Karen Kelsky, writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Vitae explores the problem when two or more readers’ reports offer conflicting or contradictory suggestions for revision and resubmission. She advises: 1) You don’t have to accept every revision suggestion (though you need to address all of them); reviewers aren’t necessarily experts in your topic so you can disagree with them; and 3) letting go of ego, you can find revision suggestions helpful. The article is on line for subscribers: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/954-when-the-reviewers-disagree

CFP: A Paper Is More than Great Results (Grad Conf)

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is delighted to host the 2015 U21 Health Sciences Doctoral Forum which will focus on the theme: ‘A paper is more than great results’.

We would like to invite doctoral students in health sciences disciplines, who are advanced in their studies, to present their work at the forum. We are initially limiting student applications to one in each U21 institution; however, depending on demand, we will consider increasing the number of students in particular institutions.

Students’ presentations will be 10 minutes maximum, followed by 5 minutes for questions and 5 minutes for feedback from an international review panel. Students will not be expected to give an overview of their whole project but rather to highlight some of the issues they have encountered to get published and how they have resolved the issues. The main aim of this forum is to discuss the publication of manuscripts with a particular emphasis on the three following points:

  • Relevance of generating a manuscript
  • Challenges encountered to get published
  • How to choose a journal

Participating students will also have the opportunity to present a poster presenting their research that will be displayed in the coffee break and lunch area during the day of the forum.

Interested students should submit their abstract before 26 June 2015. An abstract submission form and a preliminary program for the event are available on the U21 HSG website.

Submissions of abstracts and any queries related to the 2015 Health Sciences Doctoral Forum should be directed to Dr Andrea Leiva.

Please circulate this communication to the relevant departments in your institutions and do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or comments.

CFS: Political Influence on Bioethical Deliberation (Narrative Inquiry Bioethics)

Call for Stories – Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics

Political Influence on Bioethical Deliberation

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics will publish a collection of personal stories from bioethicists who have felt political pressure to reach a specific conclusion in ethical deliberation. The deliberation could be as a clinical ethicist, a consultant to industry or law firms, a member of an expert panel, a faculty member, an ethics committee member, a community-engaged researcher, or other roles you play. Political pressure may come from any number of sources: Hospital administrators, contractors of consultation or expert witness services, government officials, academic administrators, committee members with political agendas, community partners, and others.

We want true, personal stories that describe the political dimension of work in bioethics. Please share this invitation and guide sheet with appropriate individuals.

In writing your story, please consider these questions:

           Who applied political pressure to your bioethical deliberations?

          What was their driving political concern? Did you share the political concern?

          How did you feel?

          How did you respond to the pressure? Did it affect your deliberations? Were you satisfied with the outcome?

          Did you feel you had access to processes or resources needed to protect your integrity?

          What advice would you have for others who are facing similar challenges in their work?

You do not need to address each of these questions—write on the issues that you think are most important to share with others. But please focus on sharing a personal story, rather than writing an essay or opinion piece.

If you are interested in submitting a story, we ask you first to submit a 300-word proposal—a short description of the story you want to tell. Inquiries or proposals should be sent to the editorial office via email: narrativebioethics@gmail.com. We will give preference to story proposals received by June 15, 2015.

We plan to publish 12 stories (4 – 10 double-spaced pages or 800 – 2000 words) on this topic. Some additional stories may be published as online-only supplemental material. We also publish 3 – 4 commentary articles that discuss the stories that are published in the journal. To see a finished symposium you may access Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics Volume 3.1 for free on Project MUSE.

For more information about the journal Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, the guidelines for authors, and privacy policies, visit our webpage at: http://www.nibjournal.org/authors/guidelines.html

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