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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Clinical Governance: An International Journal: Privacy and Information Sharing in the Age of Digital Healthcare
07/31/2015
Clinical Governance: An International Journal

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Clinical Governance: An International Journal: Privacy and Information Sharing in the Age of Digital Healthcare

Submit your paper by 31st July 2015

Guest Editor

Professor Gwyn Thomas
Medical School
Swansea University
rgwyn.thomas@gmail.com

Gwyn Thomas is Honorary Professor at Swansea University and Chairman of Health Data Insight.

The internet has already had a big impact on the way people live their lives. Digital technology is transforming how people communicate with each other and the way they use services. Healthcare has always tended to lag behind other sectors in the exploitation of information and computer technology and in a period of decreasing budgets and increasing public expectation, the intention is for the health care sector to make greater use of digital technology in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health. The shift to delivering online healthcare services is inevitable but if people are to make better use of these services then the “digital trade” in their personal health information will need to increase. Society needs to work out how to strike the balance between:

• Personal Privacy - making sure that people have control over their own information and being able to decide how they would like to use it;

• Information Sharing - essential for the delivery of safe integrated services; and

• Organisational Transparency - publishing data widely to improve services and increase accountability.

CGIJ seeks papers for a special issue to consider the challenges of governance in this dynamic digital environment. We are especially interested in the application of novel methods and techniques or the application of techniques and approaches from other domains to health care, but we welcome any contributions which can expand the body of knowledge in this area, covering (but not limited to) the following topics:

• Greater patient empowerment to give patients a stronger “voice” which will be listened to

• Increasing emphasis on self care by giving patients on line access to their own personal health records

• Increasing international patient mobility

• Federated approaches to identity management 

• Different healthcare models in the UK Home Countries

• Delivering integrated health and social care services

• Duty of Care to share information

• Government policy for Open Data to deliver economic and social value

• Wider range of information including predictive and genetic information

• Forthcoming data protection legislation across Europe and more proactive regulation in the UK

• The global reach of internet technology

• Widespread use and ease of developing personal Healthcare Applications

• Greater use of mobile devices and social media

• Decreasing affordability of national health care systems

Submission instructions

Please contact the guest editor at rgwyn.thomas@gmail.com with an abstract or outline of your paper prior to submission of the full manuscript.

• Manuscripts should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words and formatted according to the journal author guidelines.

• Submissions must be received via the online submission system Scholar One Manuscripts. 

• Authors should indicate that the manuscript is for this special issue by selecting from the dropdown list on Scholar One Manuscripts.

Deadline for submission of the full manuscript is 31st July 2015.

Further information

Please see the journal homepage or contact the guest editor.

Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Informatician, Information Scientist, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Social Scientist, Technologist
Call for Chapters: Impact of Medical Errors and Malpractice on Health Economics, Quality, and Patient Safety
12/30/2014
Proposed Book

Call for Chapters: Impact of Medical Errors and Malpractice on Health Economics, Quality, and Patient Safety

Editors

Dr. Marina Riga (University of Piraeus, Greece)

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 30, 2014

Full Chapters Due: April 30, 2015

Medical errors exist and can provoke discussion and debate about quality and patient safety issues of health care provision, with multiple and complex social and economic implications. The starting point for bringing them to the forefront of public attention was the report of Institute of Medicine titled “To Err is Human”. In the literature, a medical error was determined as “the failure of a planned action to be completed as intended or the use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim. Errors can include problems in practice, products, procedures, and systems”. Researches revealed that the number of patients who have experienced a medical error in healthcare is worryingly high, while a significant proportion of harm refers to medical errors reasonably preventable. Under the burden of serious economic and social implications of physical harms and the finding that the root causes are mainly systemic in the overall health system, it is essential to take strategically designed actions to reduce medical errors, involving the health care professionals and patients, using Information Technology for detecting, reporting and analyzing the medical errors.

This book looks to initiate a debate among health decision makers, health professionals and patients about accurate reporting of medical errors for empowering the culture of patient safety and healthcare quality. The editors will seek chapters that address the hidden weaknesses, failures and malpractices existing in healthcare systems globally, the variety of medical errors’ measurement methods, with their advantages and disadvantages based on an international experience and different aspects of incident reporting systems implementation with both mandatory and voluntary disclosure modules, worldwide. Additionally, the book will explore the impact of medical errors on patient safety, healthcare quality and on fiscal consolidation and cost containment on healthcare systems.

Objective

This comprehensive and timely publication aims to be an essential reference source, building on the available literature in the field of the detection and analysis of the various implications of medical errors while providing for further research opportunities in this dynamic field. It is hoped that this text will provide the resources necessary for health decision makers, health professionals and patients-citizens to adopt a culture of openness and implement a systematic review of medical errors in order to improve the quality of care and patients’ safety in the healthcare system worldwide as well as to achieve the health care cost containment.

Target Audience

Health decision makers, health managers, health professionals, patients, medical malpractice lawyers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, healthcare information technology developers, and government officials will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics in the various implications of medical errors and assisting in furthering their own research efforts in this field.

Recommended Topics

Authors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics relating to the impact of medical errors on health economics, health care quality and patient safety as well as to the national incident reporting systems implementation with both mandatory and voluntary disclosure modules, worldwide:

• Medical Errors: A Literature Review in: USA, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Asia

• Case studies on research findings through courts’ judgments (qualitative analysis)

• Aspects of Health Care Quality in connection with Medical Errors

• Aspects of Patient Safety in connection with Medical Errors

• Legal Considerations in Medical Errors

• Ethical Considerations in Medical Errors

• Economic Impact of Medical Errors in: USA, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Asia

• Case studies on compensations awarded by courts (quantitative analysis)

• Framework for identifying and measuring medical errors

• Error Measurement Methods

• A Landscape of incident reporting systems addressed to health professionals and patients: mandatory & voluntary disclosure modules in: USA, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Asia

• Factors influencing reporting behavior

• Case studies on innovative patient safety interventions

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2014, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by January 15, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Impact of Medical Errors and Malpractice on Health Economics, Quality, and Patient Safety. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates

December 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline

January 15, 2015: Notification of Acceptance

April 30, 2015: Full Chapter Submission

June 30, 2015: Review Results Returned

July 30, 2015: Revised Chapter Submission

Inquiries

Dr. Marina Riga
33, Dimitriou Moscha, Maroussi, P.C. 15124, Athens, Greece
Tel.: +306937727878
E-mail: marina.riga@yahoo.com

Academic, Bioethicist, Ethicist, Forsensic Scientist, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Healthcare Administrator, Lawyer, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Social Scientist
Call for Papers for a School Psychology Quarterly Special Section on Immigrants, Schooling, and School Psychology Practice
03/21/2015
School Psychology Quarterly

Call for Papers for a  School Psychology Quarterly Special Section on Immigrants, Schooling, and School Psychology Practice

Submission Deadline: March 21, 2015

Action Editors
Dr. Craig L. FrisbyDr. Shane Jimerson

The purpose of this special topic section is to bring original research and contemporary literature reviews to bear on school psychologists’ current and future role(s) in meeting the psycho-educational needs of immigrant students (documented and undocumented) in America’s public schools.

Embracing the importance of interdisciplinary expertise and scholarship pertaining to this topic, we encourage the submission of manuscripts that describe:

current demographic trends in (documented and undocumented) immigration including youth in the United States;

innovative programs for serving immigrant children, youth, and families in schools;

rigorous evaluation studies of such programs; original research on the psychological, mental health, and/or educational characteristics of immigrant populations;

new measurement/assessment approaches to assessing the needs, backgrounds;

and a contemporary discussion of legal issues affecting rights/protections of (documented or undocumented) immigrant children, youth, and families in the context of schooling.

The submission deadline for manuscripts is March 21, 2015.

All manuscripts submitted to School Psychology Quarterly will be subject to the typical peer-review process.

See the journal's homepage for additional information about the journal, guidance for authors, and links to the electronic submissions webpage.

The influx of both legal and undocumented immigration poses significant opportunities and challenges for United States society, generally, and the public schools, specifically.

Immigrant children constitute one of the fastest growing groups in the United States, estimated to be more than 10 million school-age youth as of 2007 (Camarota, 2007).

In 2011, the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration was charged with developing an evidence-based report that addresses the psychological factors related to the experience of immigration within the United States.

This report focused attention on the mental and behavioral health needs of immigrants across the lifespan, the effects of acculturation and prejudice/discrimination, and how immigration policy affects individuals, families and society (American Psychological Association, Presidential Task Force on Immigration, 2012).

Recently, in May 2014, the Departments of Justice and Education issued updated guidance to help schools understand their responsibilities under the Supreme Court's decision in Plyler v. Doe and federal civil rights laws to provide all children with equal access to an education regardless of their or their parents' immigration status (available on the U.S. Department of Education website in PDF format).

School psychology has also been aware of these trends (Frisby, 2013; Ruiz, Kabler, & Sugarman, 2011).

While general scholarship on the psychological and educational needs of immigrant children and youth is currently strong (Coll & Marks, 2012; Suárez-Orozco, Suárez-Orozco, & Todorova, 2008), more systematic scholarship and pre-service school psychology information, dissemination and training has not kept pace with these trends.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Child Psychologist, Policy Analyst, Psychologist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Papers for Psychological Services on Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology
08/01/2015
Psychological Services

Call for Papers for Psychological Services on Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2015

The Criminal Justice Section of APA Division 18 is proud to co-sponsor the 3rd North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference (NACCJPC) in Ottawa, Canada, June 2-4, 2015.

Psychological Services is the official journal of Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) and publishes high-quality articles on a broad range of psychological services across various public sectors.

Psychological Services is planning to develop a package or packages of articles from the original empirical research on correctional and criminal justice psychology topics stemming from presentations at the NACCJPC, including the provision of mental health services in correctional, criminal justice, and psycho-legal settings.

Requested manuscripts include those reporting general outcomes data for these interventions and clinical assessment methods, including:

cost savings analyses,

customer satisfaction,

mental health symptom change,

risk or need or competency instruments,

increased assessment reliability and validity,

intervention impact on various spheres of psychosocial functioning (e.g., reintegration into the workforce), and criminal justice workforce studies.

The deadline for submission for potential inclusion in the NACCJPC package of articles is August 1, 2015.

Please follow the Instructions to Authors information located on the Psychological Services homepage. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the Manuscript Submission Web Portal.

Please specify in your cover letter that the submission is intended for the special package of articles linked to the NACCJPC and address your letter to Dr. Philip Magaletta, Associate Editor, Psychological Services.

All papers submitted will be initially screened by the Associate Editor and then sent out for blind peer review, if evaluated as appropriate for the journal.

For further questions related to this package of articles, please contact Dr. Magaletta.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Forsensic Scientist, Psychologist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research: The State of Politics & the Politics of States
04/01/2015
Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research: The State of Politics & the Politics of States

Deadline: 1 April 2015

The Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research is concerned to address the key disability issues that have come to the fore in the years since the financial crisis of 2007-2008, and is inviting contributions for a special issue. Disability Studies can give globally informed insights into these issues; in a theoretical and methodological sense, but also with regard to research goals and social implications.

For the special issue, we welcome papers that address current issues with this specific historical backdrop. We are especially interested in:

■ Papers that deal with current conceptions of disability, particularly as they intersect with those of other marginalized minorities. This includes papers on mainstream and majority resentment of and hate / hate crime directed at disabled people and intersectional groups.

■ Papers that adopt a “best practice” approach. This includes papers on effective ways to model disability at in a post-“social vs. medical model” era, as well papers that shed light on or empirical insight into how disability is or can be usefully conceived by states, NGOs, institutions, activists or other entities.

■ Papers that deal with rights and legal frameworks, including but not limited to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its ratification and implementation.

Submission Instructions

Submissions (NB: Max 7,000 words per paper, incl. references) should be made by April 1st, 2015, via the journal's ScholarOne Manuscripts site

Please label submissions: “Disability after the Recession”

Academic, Lawyer, Policy Analyst, Social Scientist
Call for Papers: The Journal of Science and Law
12/31/2014
Journal of Science and Law

Call for Papers: The Journal of Science and Law

As an online, open-access journal, JSciLaw aspires to be at the forefront of research that bridges disciplines and uses large-scale data analysis to influence public policy. Additionally, it is actively seeking to publish scholars at every stage in their career. Please consider JSciLaw for your next paper.

Many of today’s policy questions require an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from fields such as neuroscience, biology, and statistics. Researchers today are presented with new technologies to gather data and novel techniques for data mining. However, innovative scholarship often fails to leave its subspecialty and reach an interdisciplinary audience, dulling its impact and preventing other disciplines from capitalizing on new findings.The Journal of Science and Law (JSciLaw) seeks to address this problem as an interdisciplinary publication that provides a forum for scholarship at the intersection of scientific research and legal policy. JSciLaw aims to unite disciplines and to encourage collaboration between scientific researchers, legal scholars, and policy makers. Reflecting its interdisciplinary nature, the JSciLaw editorial board includes scholars from the fields of neuroscience, law, criminology, statistics, and policy.

JSciLaw promotes top-tier, peer-reviewed scientific research that matters for policy decisions. Reflecting that mission, we are pioneering in-house journal software that allows JSciLaw to incorporate large-scale data directly into its manuscripts, such that reported results are replicable and extensible. In this way, readers are not forced to simply believe the claims of research papers published in JSciLaw, but can analyze the data themselves.

The journal is open-access, with all articles available for free at JSciLaw.org. Because we are an online journal, we are de-emphasizing word limits in deference to quality: articles should be as long as they need to be (but no longer). We publish Original Research Articles, Reviews, Opinions, and occasionally, Book Reviews. Papers are published on a rolling basis as soon as they are accepted.

JSciLaw encourages you to submit your innovative research and to explore our research articles in the future. If you have any questions, you can contact the editorial board at editors@jscilaw.org.

David M. Eagleman, PhD
Editor-in-Chief
Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and Law
Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine

Academic, Biostatistician, Neuroscientist, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Scientist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Forensic Practice: Investigative Interviewing: Investigation and Probative Value
01/31/2015
Journal of Forensic Practice

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Forensic Practice: Investigative Interviewing: Investigation and Probative Value

Guest editorsDr Becky Milne and Professor Ray Bull
University of Portsmouth, UK

About the editionInvestigative interviewing is at the heart of any investigation and thus is the root of achieving justice in society. Thus it is one of the most important tools in an investigator’s tool box. As a result, over the past 20 years practitioners and researchers have sought, and in some countries have substantially succeeded, in developing procedures that improve the quality of interviews of witnesses, victims, and suspects of crime. This body of work has seen successful outcomes of the interplay between academic research and practical policing.

This special issue aims to outline recent developments in this field and focuses upon the practical aspects of interviewing in an investigation and the courts.

While all submissions will be considered, the following are likely to be of particular interest to this issue.

1. Recent developments for interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects.

2. The application of interviewing methods in the field.

3. Examination of interviewing issues in court.

Submission criteriaSubmissions must be in the range of 5,000 to 7,000 words (including references).

See the full author guidelines: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=jfp

Submit your paper to this issue at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jofp

(NB Please ensure that you submit to the special issue on 'investigative interviewing'.)

Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2015

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Forsensic Scientist, Lawyer, Psychologist, Public Servant
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics: Health and Ecological Destruction: Fracking and Beyond
09/01/2015
International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics: Health and Ecological Destruction: Fracking and Beyond

The deadline for submission for this issue is September 1, 2015.

Laura Purdy and Wendy Lynne Lee

“Which questions moral philosophers choose to study—and choose not to study—is itself a moral issue,” wrote Virginia Warren in her groundbreaking 1979 article. Indeed, bioethics has often focused on important, but relatively narrow issues based on the assumption that health is a natural lottery and that the chief moral questions have to do with the quality of care, and fair access to it, or with the implications of new technologies to treat or cure, and questions about reproduction and death. Of course, some writing has always acknowledged many influences on health and thus longevity, encouraged, no doubt, by scholarship in epidemiology, the social determinants of health, interest in food/agriculture issues, and concern about occupational and environmental pollution.

This special issue of IJFAB aims to examine, through a feminist lens, human activities such as fracking, that, by negatively impacting the environment, threaten health.

Science fiction, such as Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, abounds with post-apocalyptic nightmares, but rarely devotes any attention to how they came about or whether they could have been prevented.

Yet, as ever more paths to environmental disaster are opened up by corporate and governmental decisions, the preventable is being touted as inevitable, natural, and good.

Many of us now live in disbelief at the deliberate dismantling of the conditions required for human (and nonhuman) flourishing by people apparently oblivious or disdainful of the consequences. If these forces continue to prevail, it is only a matter of time before the consequences of widespread lack of access to clean water, air and land pollution, desertification, and deforestation, will drastically reduce human life spans, and quite possibly lead to human extinction. The process will exacerbate the fight for survival at all levels, from the individual to the national.

We encourage readers to think about the many ways human activities are putting at risk human health, shortening lives, and risking species suicide.

Possible Topics:

Basic Theories/Concepts:

• Public good vs. Property Rights

• Precautionary Principle vs. Cost/Risk/Benefit

• Environment/Ecology

• Industrialized extraction

• Feminist environmental bioethics

• Thriveability/Flourishing

Focus:

• Climate Change

• Energy Production Policy

• Food/Agriculture Issues

• Environmental/Health Legislation

• Drugs (Legal and Illegal)

• Exploitation of Public Assets

• Wildlife Preservation

Our main goal is to evaluate the health consequences of activities intended to maintain and expand dependence on fossil fuels, and technology in general, especially that held to be necessary for sustaining rapidly growing populations, no matter at what cost to the environment. These goals, in turn, reflect the needs and interests of continued western hegemony. We encourage potential contributors to contact us for a more detailed description of possible topics. In addition, we hope for submissions on the many related topics not listed here, such as mountain top removal, tar sands development, or as yet unidentified threats.

Academic, Bioethicist, Community Activist, Ethicist, Philosopher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Social Scientist