CfP for the 6th Issue of the European Journal for Nursing History and Ethics.

The European Journal for Nursing History and Ethics is an interdisciplinary Open Access and
peer-reviewed eJournal spanning the Humanities, Nursing Science, Social Sciences, and
Cultural Studies. The journal is published online once a year with each edition having an
individual theme and an open section that contains articles on various topics. In addition, the
sections “Forum” and “Lost and Found” offer the opportunity to publish shorter articles on
current debates or to present remarkable objects, texts, pictures or movies with relevance to
nursing history and ethics and to discuss their significance.
The Journal is seeking contributions to
– the open section
– themed section
– Lost and Found
– Forum
Theme 2024: Nursing and Economies
Deadline for abstracts: May 31, 2023
Deadline for manuscripts: November 30, 2023
Economic conditions have shaped the working conditions of nurses in different ways
throughout history. Since the 1960s, there have been increasing complaints about the
economization of health care and the social and human costs to nurses on the one hand and
patients on the other. The thematic issue aims to approach the meaning of economics for
nursing in a broader sense, namely in terms of economies. The focus is not only on economic
constraints, but also on the potentials of economic thinking in nursing: What changes when
nurses are seen as a valuable resource? What influence does the remuneration of nursing
have? Furthermore, non-material economies of labor, economies of care could come into
Possible historical topics are:
• Negotiations around the valuation of nursing care work
• Actors of a revaluation of work in nursing care, their argumentations and strategies
• Relationship between material and immaterial values
• Organization of work in care: e.g. negotiations about skilled worker quotas (who does
what with which qualification?), rationalization of nursing work, outsourcing
• The care responsibility of the employers
• Dealing of nurses with their work capacity and forms of self-care
Possible ethical topics are:
• Influence of economization processes on nursing practice and the ethical implications
of their use
• Conflicts of norms and values as a result of economization processes
• Moral distress and ‘moral injury’
• Ethical nursing questions of overuse vs. underuse
• Organizational ethics

The aim of the special issue is to bring historical and ethical research on nursing and
economies into dialogue with each other.
Please note! An authors’ workshop will be held in Heidelberg, Germany on October 27/28,
2023 to discuss the articles.
Participation in the workshop is appreciated but not a prerequisite for publishing the article
in the Issue 6/2024 “Nursing and Economies”of the European Journal for Nursing History and
Travel and hotel expenses for authors traveling within Europe can be reimbursed.
Please note the following remarks on the concept of the European Journal for Nursing
History and Ethics:
The journal creates a dialogue between the history and the ethics of nursing, while providing
new impulses for advancing the subfields of the history as well as the ethics of nursing.
Historians are asked to include the ethical dimension of the topic into their research project;
researchers interested in ethics are requested to reflect on the historical dimensions of their
projects. This does not mean, however, that articles on ethics should be preceded by a
historical overview in the style of a manual. Rather the latest developments and socio-political
debates that have led to the current issues in the ethics of nursing should be put in their
historical context and be used in the analysis. Likewise, papers on the history of nursing
should address ethical questions within the historical context or refer to current issues in the
ethics of nursing. The journal publishes research both on European History and the history of
the reciprocal relationships and interplays of European and non-European societies.
The journal only publishes original contributions. When submitting their manuscript, authors
agree that their text has not already been submitted or published elsewhere.

Please submit your abstract (max 500 words) in English and separately a short CV by May 31,
2023 to Prof. Dr. Susanne Kreutzer: and Prof. Dr. Karen Nolte: