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Philosophy in the Nurse’s World Call for Papers

December 1, 2011

This is an excellent conference that will be of interest to anyone who happens upon this blog.  The bits below are shamelessly copied from the organizer’s material.  Submit an abstract y’all!

Philosophy in the Nurse’s World:
Politics of Nursing Practice II

May 13-15, 2012
Banff, Alberta, Canada

The May 2012 conference will continue our philosophical conversations about ‘the political’ and nursing practice and in particular, focus on philosophy in action in nursing practice. Questions that might exercise us include: What is the difference that philosophy makes to practice? Can our philosophical work politicize our practices and what effects might this have for us and for health systems?
Plenary Speakers:
 Cressida Heyes, University of Alberta, Canada
Child,birth: The philosophical and political challenge of representing pain
 Martin Lipscomb, University of West England, United Kingdom
Some may beg to differ: Political claims and the fallacy of composition
 Amelie Perron, University of Ottawa, Canada
Towards an ‘ethics of discomfort’ in nursing: Parrhesia as fearless speech
 Jeannette Pols, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Washing the patient. About aesthetic values in nursing care
 Trudy Rudge, University of Sydney, Australia
Desiring productivity – nary a wasted moment, never a missed step!


JANUARY 16, 2012

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Registration and more information on the conference can be found at:



Canadian Journal of Nursing Research Special Issue: Philosophy, Theory, and Ethics

October 5, 2010

The following call might interest some readers

Deadline Extended to November 15, 2010

– Call for Papers –

 Canadian Journal of Nursing Research  has long provided an important venue for nurses in Canada and other countries to explore research and theory related to the ethical dimensions of nursing practice. Over the past 13 years the Journal has published three themed issues related to ethics (1997: Values and Decision-Making; 2002: Ethics, Values, and Decision-Making; 2007: Focus on Ethics, Values, and Decision-Making). This Call builds on that history, inviting research papers that explore nursing ethics in relation to philosophy and/or nursing theory. As Franco Carnevale notes in his guest editorial for Volume 39 No 4 (2007), our profession needs more “explicit attention to empirical-normative relations in nursing inquiry” (p. 15). Some of the most pressing empirical and normative questions facing us today are rooted in systemic inequities in access to resources for health and health care in Canada and around the globe. Further, as cost constraints proliferate in health-care delivery there are concomitant challenges to the moral agency of nurses and other health professionals. For this issue on philosophy, theory, and ethics, we invite papers that explore research and theorize on concepts such as social justice and moral agency.

Guest Editor: Dr. Patricia Rodney

Submission Deadline:  October 15, 2010 November 15, 2010

Please submit papers online Using CJNR E-journal Press at

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