Prize: best essay in nursing ethics

Paul Wainwright Nursing Ethics Student Essay Prize

The Editorial Board of the journal Nursing Ethics is pleased to announce the award of a prize for the best student essay (maximum length 2500 words) on a topic related to nursing and healthcare ethics. The prize is named in honour of nurse ethicist and philosopher, Professor Paul Wainwright, who died on 16th June 2010.

The competition is open to all students in nursing and other healthcare professions on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes during the period September 2012 to January 2013. The essay may have been submitted as an assignment but should not have been published previously. It can relate to an empirical ethics project or it can be a discussion/conceptual essay exploring a philosophical topic. The essay should make a significant and original contribution to nursing or healthcare ethics.

The closing date for entries is 30th March 2013. The winning essay will be announced at the 2013 ICNE conference in Australia. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive one year’s free subscription to the journal and £100 worth of SAGE books. The prize-winning essay will be published in the journal. The Editorial Board reserves the right to make more than one award.

We, therefore, invite students to submit essays on a nursing or healthcare ethics topic to the journal by email (nursing-ethics [at] surrey.ac.uk) by 30th March 2013. Please clearly mark your submission by inserting the email subject as ‘student essay prize’. The essay should be in the correct format for the journal.

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