As I write this note, August is coming to a close, and September is right around the corner. I always seem to lose a couple of weeks at this time of year, and delude myself into thinking I have more time to prepare for my fall classes. I am sure this resonates with some of you reading this note.
This issue of the Journal of Forensic Nursing truly has an international flair to it – with authors representing Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. The topics that the authors have addressed represent the diversity of the forensic nursing specialty, and I am confident that these papers will contribute to our ongoing understanding of forensic nursing globally.
I hope to see many of you at the upcoming International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice that will soon be upon us. I always find that the conference provides numerous opportunities to network with like-minded colleagues and reconnect with old friends and acquaintances. Moreover, for me personally, I consistently leave with a renewed sense of purpose, as I have been challenged to think deeply about what I do, and what I believe in. I look forward to seeing you in Reno, Nevada, October 24-27, 2018. Members of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Nursing will once again be hosting a workshop on writing for publication "Don't go it alone: Improve your writing through mentoring, writing groups, and partnerships." We hope to see you there. If you are unable to join us, and are interested in writing for publication, please reach out and we can discuss your ideas further.
All the best,
Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, RN, MSc, DF-IAFN
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Nursing