Elders are a source of wisdom, strength, and spirituality in the life of Indigenous communities in Canada. Elders are the keepers and purveyors of language, custom and history. Their own histories are evident in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report (2015) and the recommendations for changes in policies, programs and the “way we talk to, and about each other”.
With the aim of respectful recognition of Indigenous Elders and the vision of CGNA to promote excellence in gerontological nursing through leadership, knowledge and scholarship, Perspectives is currently inviting manuscripts on the following topics for a special issue in 2021. Some examples of topics are:
We are pleased to announce that Bernice Downey will be the guest editor of this special issue. Dr. Downey is Anishinaabe Kwe with ancestral roots from Lake St. Martin, MB. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and Indigenous Health Lead at the Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Ontario.
In the spirit of inclusion, we are interested in receiving manuscripts representing a wide spectrum. We welcome the Indigenous community perspective and that of healthcare and social service providers (nurses, allied health and others) as well as interested persons representing other fields both inside and outside of Canada. Guidelines for authors are available in Perspectives and on the CGNA website.
Electronic Submission Deadline: September 2021
Queries may be sent to Dawn Prentice, Editor-in-Chief via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in submitting a manuscript to Perspectives? Please review the Author's Guidelines.