Nursing Inquiry

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Edited By: Sally Thorne

Impact Factor: 1.046

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 39/104 (Nursing (Social Science)); 42/106 (Nursing (Science))

Online ISSN: 1440-1800

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Special Issue Call for Submissions: Managerialism, Governmentality and the Evolving Regulatory Climate

With an ever-tightening regulatory framework affecting all health professions, and a rapidly expanding efficiency and austerity approach to managing health service delivery systems, there is increasing evidence that the professional advocacy voice fundamental to nursing’s capacity to conduct its practice and to influence public and health policy is being constricted by complex organizational and systemic factors. The wide-spread regulatory and administrative forces place increasing pressure on nursing education and practice systems to privilege standard practices and narrowly defined roles and functions in the name of patient safety and protection of the public. In so doing, they constrain nursing’s capacity to attend to such nurse safety issues as moral distress or to press for expanded roles and practice advancements on behalf of the societies nurses serve. In this special issue of Nursing Inquiry, we invite submissions on any aspect of Managerialism, Governmentality and the Evolving Regulatory Climate affecting the profession in the current context. Priority will be given to manuscripts concerned with critical reflection, fostering debate and dialogue, advancing new conceptualizations, and challenging current thought on this issue.

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2013 (although the topic will likely remain of interest to the journal, so later submissions are also welcome) Submission Guidelines
Publication Date: To be determined.

All accepted manuscripts will be available on EarlyView in advance of publication.

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