CFP: Health Disparities (WNC)

1st Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC) to be held in beautiful and vibrant Singapore. Nursing practice is both a science and an art. It requires scientific skill yet demands a strong background in the social sciences and humanities. Nursing makes a significant contribution to the health maintenance, health promotion and well-being of individuals, local communities and populations. The theme of the 2013 conference is health disparities. As a key part of the health workforce nurses are at the forefront of the provision of health care, and carry out their work in a global context of increasing social, economic and cultural inequalities that impact health. A major challenge for current and future nursing practice, education and management is to address health for all and work towards equity and access to health care.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Nursing Practice

  • •Innovations in Patient Care
  • •Multi-Professional Practice
  • •Nursing Practice Model Reform
  • •Acute / Critical Care
  • •Care of Patients with Chronic Disease
  • •Symptom Management

Nursing Education

  • •Innovations in Nursing Education
  • •Problem-Based Teaching and Learning
  • •Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning
  • •Critical Thinking and Caring Competency Training
  • •Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making Competency Training

Nursing Management

  • •Workforce Planning
  • •Innovations and Reforms in Nursing Management
  • •Human Resource Management
  • •Quality and Safety of Nursing Care
  • •Nursing Outcome Study
  • •Crisis and Risk Management
  • •Primary Care Nursing
  • •Information Technology in Nursing
  • •Nursing Ethics
  • •Ageing and Geriatric Nursing
  • •Mental Health Nursing

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 15th February 2013

Author Notification: 1st March 2013

Final Paper (Camera-Ready) Submission Deadline: 28th March 2013

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 6th May 2013

Late Registration Deadline: 7th June 2013

Conference Dates: 8th – 9th July 2013


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 America, and the Caribbean. Questions about the suitability of a topic should be sent to:  Our mailing address, telephone numbers, and fax number are:

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Meharry Medical College, 1005 D. B. Todd Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208 | Phone: 1-800-669-1269 or (615) 327-6819 | FAX: (615) 327-6362

Research reports, literature reviews (only in under-studied areas), policy analyses, evaluations of innovative or otherwise noteworthy health and health care programs; 2,501-10,000 words. Commentary on timely or controversial issues; referenced as appropriate; 1,000-4,000 words. Brief research reports, literature reviews (only in under-studied areas), policy analyses, evaluations of innovative or otherwise noteworthy health and health care programs; up to 2,500 words. Reports from the Field: This section of the journal is intended for brief, descriptive papers about programs, workshops, symposiums, courses, and other interventions that we believe will interest our readers. While still hewing to the highest standards for timeliness and accuracy. Reports are not structured as research papers and do not contain statistical analyses. Innovative and/or newsworthy events especially will interest our readers. We recommend a limit of 2,000 words. A column published in the journal since 2005, Heroes and Great Ideas is a space for telling the stories of people and initiatives that have worked successfully to improve life in medically underserved communities. Styles adopted vary widely and include traditional biographical or historical accounts, essays, and narratives. We welcome submissions to this section, which is reviewed by members of the editorial staff and editorial board. We recommend a limit of 2,000 words. Critical summaries of books, reports, videotapes, educational materials, and other materials of interest to our readers; 500-1,500 words. Full details at the journal’s Web site:

CFS: Poverty, Access to Health Care

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Developing World Bioethics: Ethics and Treatment Access Activism: Courts, Health Policy and Health Economics

Guest Editors: Maurice Cassier, Marilena Correa | Closing date for submissions: 15 September 2012 |

This Special Issue of Developing World Bioethics will focus on the emergence of ethical analyses pertaining to impoverished patients’access to medical care and to medicines. The main focus of this issue will be on the fight against HIV/AIDS and the “neglected” diseases of the last two decades. New ethical understandings have been developed in different contexts and expressed in governmental health policies, and through tribunals, public discussion forums, patients association claims, humanitarian organizations and funds, research programs, governmental health departments, international health organizations, etc. In each case, what is at stake are norms such as equity, as well as equality and justice, which provide an important foundation for individual and collective forms of activism as well as governmental actions. The Special Issue of Developing World Bioethics aims at bringing about a critical discussion of the variegated ethical arguments for improving access to treatment and medicines, which have been put forward by different social actors.

The editors welcome early discussion of brief proposals and/or abstracts by email. Papers can be sent to Maurice Cassier and Marilena Correa. Upon submission authors should include full contact details and a few lines of autobiographical information in a separate electronic file. We discourage papers of more than 5000 words. For further submission requirements, format and referencing style, refer to the Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted to Developing World Bioethics online at: .

Please ensure that you select manuscript type ‘Special Issue’.

Maurice Cassier is a sociologist and economist Senior researcher at CNRS ; directeur d´etudes EHESS. CERMES, Site CNRS, 7, rue Guy Môquet, VILLEJUIF Cedex 94801, FRANCE

Marilena Corrêa MD, PhD in sociology of health Full Professor at the Institute of Social Medecine of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IMS-UERJ) Instituto de Medicina Social Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Rua São Francisco Xavier 524, 7 andar, bloco D Rio de Janeiro RJ zip code 20559.990 BRAZIL

CFS: Health Communication, Disparities

Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue of the Howard Journal of Communications: Health Communication and Health Disparities

Deadline: August 15, 2011

The Howard Journal of Communications invites manuscripts for a special issue addressing health communication and health disparities. Access to good health care is an important civil right related to a person’s life expectancy and a person’s quality of life. Previous research has demonstrated that there are many contributors to health inequalities, with poor access to good health information chief among them. We invite manuscripts that address issues of health communication with vulnerable populations. Manuscripts should aim to advance our theoretical or conceptual understanding of these issues. Articles may consider addressing advances in health communication campaign research, message design, our understanding of sociocultural variables and their relationship to processing communication, patient-provider communication, health journalism, health literacy, or ethnic media’s role in disseminating health information. Submissions from a broad range of methodological approaches are encouraged, including, but not limited to, ethnographies, cultural studies, critical approaches, histories, and quantitative approaches. The Guest Editor of the special issue will be Dr. María E. Len-Ríos, University of Missouri. The special issue will include five peer-reviewed manuscripts. Manuscripts should conform to APA style.

Manuscripts should be sent via e-mail to Dr. Carolyn Stroman, The Howard Journal of Communications Editor, at , by August 15, 2011. It is preferred that manuscripts be provided as both Microsoft Word (.doc, not .docx) and PDF documents. Journal publication is projected for late 2011. Further information on the journal:

CFS: Women’s Health (BRN)

BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH FOR NURSING (Integrating Biobehavioral Research into Health Care)

SPECIAL ISSUE: Women’s Health Across the Lifespan

Guest Editors: Margaret McLean Heitkemper, PhD, RN, FAAN; Carol A. Landis, DNSc, RN, FAAN; Nancy F. Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN

Deadline: September 15, 2009

Health disparities between men and women start at the beginning of life, with fewer male infants than female surviving their first year. Through the remaining lifespan, men and women experience illness and disease differently, culminating in a shorter lifespan for men than women but more morbidity in old age among women than among men. Challenges for women’s health researchers include 1) extending and integrating knowledge of biobehavioral and sociocultural dimensions of women’s health, 2) expanding understanding of the etiology of disease risk and the means to improve health outcomes among vulnerable subpopulations of women, and 3) advancing interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts to develop and test interventions to promote, maintain, and restore women’s health. The goals of this special issue are to 1) provide recent findings related to the biobehavioral determinants of women’s health, 2) demonstrate the importance of examining sex in clinical problems and outcomes, and 3) promote the examination of sex as an important variable to be considered in biobehavioral research. Manuscripts focused either on women’s health or on disparities in health based on sex will be considered.

Submissions of basic science, clinical and applied research and theoretical-research-practice linkages from multiple disciplines are encouraged as long as they address translational relevance to nursing practice.

Biological Research for Nursing is the only journal specifically intended to deliver basic, clinical, and applied research about biological changes in healthy and unhealthy populations to nurses. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that address issues such as:

> Theoretical foundations that increase understanding of biological and physiological changes in health and illness

> Enhancements in health care interventions developed through biological and physiological research findings

> New methods, instruments, and techniques for biological and physiological research

Author Guidelines: Complete manuscripts (including illustrations, figures, etc.) should be submitted electronically at . Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Concurrence of all listed authors is assumed. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal; nor should authors submit manuscripts that have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content.

For more detailed author guidelines, please go to

Editorial Contact Information

Margaret M. Heitkemper, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, Tel: 206 543 1091,

Nancy F. Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor & Dean, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle Tel: 206 543-8732

Carol A. Landis, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, Tel: 206 616-1908 

Contact the managing editor with questions about the manuscript-submission process:

Marnie Wiss, Managing Editor, Tel: 352-335-4195, Fax: 352-378-2731, Email:

CFS: Health Disparities (Hispanic Nurses Conference)

National Association of Hispanic Nurses 34th Annual Conference

Hispanic Nurses: Creating Pathways to Reduce Health Disparities

July 21-24, 2009, Crowne Plaza Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

We invite the submission of abstracts for Podium Presentation and Poster Presentation Submission Deadline January 15, 2009

Click here
to find details.

The 2009 conference will have a fresh new schedule that will provide maximum time for the a spectacular agenda. One highlighted change is that the poster abstracts will be displayed during a special hors devours reception for all participants to attend and mingle with the poster presenters about their research.

So if you are asking yourself “Why should I submit an abstract and why should I attend?”

Are you a nurse, nurse educator, researcher, clinician, and or student? If you work with a Hispanic population, we invite you to share your stories, knowledge, expertise, research, challenges and successes with us as we address issues related to Hispanic health disparities, Hispanic healthcare research, Policy development, Issues related to rural Hispanic health care, and Behavioral and social environmental issues in Hispanic healthcare. This promises to be a great conference, so come and network with colleagues, make new friendships, and experience the diverse culture of San Antonio.

For information on joing the National Association for Hispanic Nurses click here: