Call for Papers on Advancing Health Equity in Emergency Settings
The Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030 called for nurses to chart a path to health equity. A plethora of research exists documenting health inequities, bias, racism, and other forms of harm among systematically marginalized population within the health care system. Emergency nurses can lead efforts to ensure safe, equitable, inclusive, and culturally informed care. High quality research, quality improvement, and full-length papers related to health equity are invited. Examples of topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Best practice and evidence-based strategies for providing safe and equitable care in emergency settings.
- Types of bias and strategies to reduce bias in the emergency care setting.
- Individual and systems-level interventions to promote and advance health equity
- Social determinants of health and impact on health care access and outcomes
- Structural competency among nurses and health care professionals
- Cultural rigor, cultural humility, and cultural safety.
- Research exploring emergency nurse, patient, and family experiences with bias, racism, discrimination, and other forms of inequity
- Person-centered and individualized care strategies
- Methods for addressing bias and inequitable care
- Exemplars of community action to address health inequities
- Community care and referrals for ongoing care needs
- Strategies for increasing the diversity of emergency nurses and other emergency care professionals
- Research focused on antiracism, bias, diversity, equity, inclusion, and health justice
- Systematic and scoping reviews exploring health equity related concepts and strategies for promoting equitable outcomes
Please see our current collection of articles for published exemplars of papers we accept. Please see our Author Instructions for more information. Submit a manuscript directly to the Journal of Emergency Nursing
Call for Papers on Innovations in Emergency Nursing
Evolving patient care challenges and workforce issues in the emergency department and health care system require implementation of design thinking to produce creative solutions. Emergency nurses have a close connection with patients and families, often during a crisis or unplanned health-related situation necessitating emergency care. Emergency nurses are poised to problem-solve and innovate potential solutions.
Innovation refers to a wide range of approaches, activities and interventions that may result in developing initiatives such as creative new patient care practices, use of technology (eg, for patient communication), health system improvements (eg, patient flow).
We are inviting papers on Innovations in Emergency Nursing.
Examples of innovative ideas and implementation of innovations in emergency nursing may include:
- Building on existing questions and problems
- Thinking outside of the box--or looking for unconventional approaches
- Persistence in finding the optimal solution
- Considering the patient as the driver of the innovation that needs to be produced and/or implemented
- Use of design thinking for process optimization (eg to improve patient care)
- Models of care for the emergency department workforce
- Workforce recruiting and retention
- Product or service innovation
Let’s SPARK the dissemination of innovations to emergency nursing!
Please see our current collection of articles for published exemplars of papers we accept. Please see our Author Instructions for more information. Submit a manuscript directly to the Journal of Emergency Nursing.
Call for Case Reviews
Case reviews report unfolding, individual patient data that integrates best-practice evidence with clinical reasoning mastery relevant to emergency care. The Journal of Emergency Nursing prioritizes publication of case reviews that provide insights on rare disease, unusual presentations of common disease, decision making in the context of multiple morbidities, novel treatments, or the identification of unusual adverse or beneficial effects of diagnostics or therapeutics. Other case reviews to enhance the clinical reasoning of novice emergency nurses on standards of care will also be considered. Authors are strongly encouraged to adhere to the Equator Network’s CARE Guidelines, Checklist, and Resources before submitting to the Journal of Emergency Nursing. Case reviews must adhere to Elsevier’s Patient Consent policy for publication.
Case Review Section: Submit a manuscript directly to JEN.
Special Issue: Call for Papers on Emergency Nurse Wellness and Healthy Work Environments
Emergency nurses experience high levels of stress, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, PTSD, violence, and burnout. The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to increased levels of burnout and poor nurse retention. This call for papers offers nurse leaders, educators, and clinicians an opportunity to share and advance best-evidence practices for creating and sustaining healthy work environments and promoting nurse wellness. High quality research, quality improvement, and full-length papers are invited. Examples of topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Individual and systems-level interventions to promote nurse wellness
- Physical health of nurses including the impact of shift work and rest
- Operational strategies for creating healthy work environments
- Prevalence of and strategies for addressing incivility, bullying, and lateral violence in emergency settings
- Harm reduction strategies for nurses
- Moral well-being and distress
- Strategies for preparing early career emergency nurses and promoting retention
- Reporting on outcomes from evidence-based interventions to promote wellness
- Prevalence of and strategies to address mental health and suicide risk among emergency nurses
- Professional well-being, belonging, inclusivity, morale, and job satisfaction
- Impact of bias, racism, and discrimination on nurse wellness
- Evidence-based strategies to prevent and effectively respond to compassion fatigue and burnout
- Research exploring emergency nurse experiences with wellness and healthy work environments
- Systematic and scoping reviews exploring nurse wellness concepts and healthy work settings
Papers submitted by May 1, 2024, will be prioritized for the 2024 special issue on nurse wellness and healthy work environments. Please see our current collection of articles for published exemplars. Please see our Author Instructions for more information. Submit a manuscript directly to the Journal of Emergency Nursing.