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International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) and Nursing Philosophy (Post)Graduate Student Essay Prize
Sponsored by the International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) and Nursing Philosophy (the official journal of IPONS), two prizes are available for the best essays on any aspect of philosophy as it relates to nursing or other health or social care practice. The essay should demonstrate philosophical understanding of an area of practice, research, or education and should have clear application to one or more of those domains.
While essays from (post)graduate coursework are welcome, students are advised to review and, if appropriate, revise such coursework to meet both the requirements of the prize and the requirements of publication. Students considering submitting an essay for this prize might find it helpful to refer to earlier winning entries as published in the journal.
The essay should be no more than 5000 words (including references) with an abstract of no more than 300 words. The winning essay will be published in Nursing Philosophy.
A £100 (or equivalent) reduction in the fee for the 2014 International Philosophy of Nursing conference or books to the value of £150 from the Wiley-Blackwell catalogue
One year membership of IPONS
Publication in Nursing Philosophy
The panel of judges will be chaired by the editor of Nursing Philosophy and will include the Chair, Secretary, Treasurer of IPONS, and the Conference organiser for 2014. Other judges may be appointed at the discretion of the panel. All decisions of the panel are final and not subject to appeal. The panel reserves the right not to award a prize and no cash alternatives are available.
Essays must be submitted by email to the editor of Nursing Philosophy at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 1 May 2014. Please supply the following information in a separate file:
Title of essay
Name, email address, fax and telephone numbers of author
Title of the (post)graduate course with name and address of the institution at which the author is a student
The decision of the panel will be communicated by email to entrants by 24 June 2014. Essays submitted may be considered for suitability as concurrent papers at the 2014 conference at the discretion of the conference organizer.