The October-December 2013 issue of ANS has just been released online, featuring the topic “Innovations in Health Care Delivery.” There could be no more timely occasion for the appearance of this issue. The United States is finally implementing a landmark health care law that moves in the direction of providing affordable and accessible health care for more citizens than ever before. Many other countries in the world already provide access to fundamental health care, and community-based wellness services, and now the United States embarks on a historical initiative to shift in this direction as well. The U.S. law calls for a more prominent emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention and community-based services, and nurses are called upon to be key providers in making these services available. The time for innovation is here, and the articles in this issue challenge all readers to consider possibilities, and to take action to build on the work of these authors!
You can view the Table of Contents online now. Each article in this issue will be featured over the next several weeks in the “Editor’s Pick” section on the ANS home page with a link to download it at no cost. I will post an announcement about each article on this blog, along with a message from the authors – so follow this blog to stay current on each featured article!
Spread the word! we have extended the manuscript due date for “innovations in Health Care” to April 25, 2013! Given the challenges of the current system changes, and nursing’s unique role in creating these changes, this issue topic is extremely important. We want a strong nursing “voice” to come through in this ANS issue! Here is a description of the topic:
Innovations in Health Care Delivery
Vol 36:4 – December 2013Manuscript Due Date: Extended to April 25, 2013
Health care systems worldwide have undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, and for this issue of ANS we are calling for manuscripts that provide evidence of approaches to health care that address pressing issues that gave rise to the changes. In particular, we seek manuscripts that describe nursing models that have influenced health care delivery, and evidence related to outcomes based on these models. We also welcome manuscripts that present theoretical and philosophical perspectives that contribute to understanding and shaping health care delivery policy and decisions.
We have added a new issue topic for ANS 37:3 – Health Equities! Here is our complete list of future topics; follow the links for the issue topics to see a description of the kinds of manuscripts we are seeking for each.
36:3 – Peace & Health – September 2013
Manuscript Due Date – January 15, 2013
36:4 – Innovations in Health Care Delivery – December 2013
Manuscript Due Date – April 15, 2013
37:1 – Emerging Theories for Practice – March 2014
Manuscript Due Date – July 15, 2013
37:2 – Relationships & Health – June 2014
Manuscript Due Date – October 15, 2013
37:3 – Health Equities – September 2014
Manuscript Due Date – January 15, 2014