Call for Abstracts: European Journal for Nursing History and Ethics

The CfA for the special theme of the European Journal for Nursing History and Ethics is related to the International Conference “‘Bads’ in healthcare: Negative experience as an impetus to reform in nineteenth and twentieth centuries”, 21/22.6.2018 in Winterthur, Switzerland, see further information : https://gpg-hss.ch/category/european-conference-2018/

The aim of the Second Issue of the European Journal for Nursing History and Ethics is to enlarge our understanding of how nurses were interlinked with “bads” in healthcare, of how they addressed and responded to negative experiences and how they contributed to the reform of healthcare in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The European Journal for Nursing History and Ethics calls for contributions from scholars who can present research relating to negative experiences of and with nurses. Their starting point should be the individual or the collective experience of nurses, patients or family members with bad care. They should find answers to these questions: What shaped experience of “bads” as the actors addressed them? Whom did they make responsible for their negative experiences? How did they explain them? What did they claim? How did the actors involved deal with the negative experiences? How did those made responsible for “bads” respond to re-establish their standards of good healthcare, reputation and trustworthiness? How did this process contribute to reforms in healthcare?

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 entanglements of European and non-European socie- ties.

The journal only publishes original contributions. The authors agree when submitting their script 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 until November 30th, 2017 to Prof. Dr. Susanne Kreutzer and PD Dr. Karen Nolte.

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Call for Abstracts: “Tracing nurses’ footsteps: Nursing and the Tides of Change”

CAHN/ ACHN ANNUAL CONFERENCE;
JUNE 15 – 17, 2018, HALIFAX, NS.
Hosted by Nursing History NS Society

Where has nursing come from? What have been the ups and downs, trials and tribulations along the journey? How have social, political and economic forces influenced the history of nursing? How were challenges met, and with passing or lasting impact? Who were the nurses that provided the foundational values and vision that established present realities, and challenges confronting nursing today? What can we take from history as it relates to the future expansion of the profession?

The content of the abstract should reflect components of the program theme showing how, when and where nurses’ footsteps influenced the progressive changes in health care, policy, education and clinical practice.

Abstracts on other subjects related to nursing and healthcare history would be welcomed and considered.

Please submit a one page abstract (350 words max.) and a one page CV for consideration to: Dr. Margaret Scaia

Mailing Address:
HSD A 442, School of Nursing
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 2Y2
Due date for submission is December 15, 2017,
Conference registration fee: Regular $230, Student $115
Student travel awards application will be available this year (details forthcoming)
For more details visit our website.