Call for Papers Vol 4(2). Critical Community Health Nursing


Call for Papers Volume 4(2) -

Critical Community Health Nursing: Honoring the Legacy of Canada’s Benita Cohen.

Witness readers, editors, reviewers, supporters and contributors form a collective of critical nurses in Canada and beyond who strive to ameliorate inequities in the health and quality of life of all. One key sub speciality that pays particular attention to health inequities is Canada’s Community Health Nurses (CHNs).
In this special issue, we pay tribute to Dr. Benita Cohen’s legacy of inspiring a critical lens in the theory and practice of population health/community health nursing in Canada. Her work called for a critical lens to the approach of CHNs and to the intended outcomes of our practices. She promoted advocacy as critical in redressing health inequities; she advocated for population health as a necessary framework in public health; she explored PHN perspectives regarding our role in addressing child and family poverty; she promoted participatory action research methods in public health nursing; she tirelessly promoted the role of the PHN in health equity including co-authoring a conceptual framework so that organizations might have the capacity to enable PHNs to take up issues of health inequity; strengthening capacity of health professional education programs to promote social justice and health equity; and so much more.

Please see her full publication record here.

Authors are invited to explore her many contributions and consider infusing some of her arguments into their manuscripts. Submission examples may include but are not limited to:

• Critical Community Health Nursing: examples, barriers, facilitators
• Public health nursing and social justice
• Advocacy
• CHNs and health equity
• CHNs and participatory action research
• CHNS and the Social Determinants of Health
• Examples of/Calls for Resistance in Community Health Nursing
• Anti-Oppression Nursing Efforts: Past or Present
• Policy Advocacy
• Promoting social justice and health equity through CHN education
• Disruptive Innovations in Community Health Nursing Research, Practice or Education
• Partnering with Communities for Health Equity
• Examples of Community-Based advocacy and practice
• Examples of Community Development efforts
• The link between standards of practice and health equity commitments
• other? - Feel free to contact the editor to discuss a potential piece, and include a proposed abstract

Submissions are to be nurse-authored or if submitted by a team, the lead author must be a nurse. Submission formats may include arts-based knowledge translation, practice-based research-based, or review manuscripts. First-person narrative is welcomed and encouraged. For author guidelines, please see For any questions or to discuss a proposed submission, don’t hesitate to connect at

Deadline for Submission through our online portal: July 1st, 2022 Note: Prospective authors must register with the journal in order to submit their work. NB: Authors are required information at the time of submission.