January/March 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 1

  • Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, MSc, BScN, RN, DF-IAFN
    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • 1556-3693
  • 1939-3938
  • Quarterly
  • 0.603

As the official journal of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), I would like to take this opportunity to remind members that it is that time of year when the association has officially opened its "Call for Award Nominations".  Nominate someone today!  Further information can be found at http://www.forensicnurses.org/?page=AwardsHome

If you missed the deadline for submitting an abstract for a 90 minute concurrent session for review for presentation at the International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice that will be held in Reno, NV, October 24-27, 2018, you can still submit an abstract for a poster presentation. Poster Submissions are due May 7, 2018 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time. For further information and to submit an abstract please see http://www.forensicnurses.org/?page=2018Abstracts. While you are preparing your abstract for submission, please keep in mind that this is also an ideal opportunity to consider writing up your presentation for publication in the Journal of Forensic Nursing.  I would be interested in discussing your ideas for a publication further. Please feel free to contact me through our editorial office http://www.editorialmanager.com/jfn or email me directly at cindy.peternelj-taylor@usask.ca.

Finally, I am very excited to give readers a "heads up" regarding the special issue dedicated to social justice that will be published in June.  This special issue will feature Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN. As guest editors, it will also include Professor, Jacques Laval, Chair for Social Justice, and Dr. Alison M. Colbert, PhD, PHCNS-BC, Associate Professor, both from Duquesne University School of Nursing. The special issue is shaping up nicely and will contribute to our ongoing understanding of social justice and moreover the implications for forensic nursing. Stay tuned…

All the best,

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Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, RN, MSc, DF-IAFN

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Nursing

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