Overview: The Intima is an electronic journal founded in 2011 to stimulate thought, reflection, and conversation about the intersecting worlds of medicine, humanities and art, in the context of individual clinical experiences across the spectrum of health and illness. Narrative Medicine thrives on dialogue. Thus, we are pleased to invite you on this journey by welcoming you to www.theintima.org. We hope that you enjoy the journal and become a contributing member of The Intima Community.
Mission: The Intima is an electronic journal dedicated to promoting the theory and practice of Narrative Medicine, an interdisciplinary field aiming to enhance health care through the development of effective communication and understanding between caregivers and their patients.
Vision:By providing an online venue for the expression of personal experience within the medical arena, The Intima creates space for caregivers, professionals, patients, and families to share their narratives in a format that fosters empathy, reflection, and deeper understanding of the diversity inherent in effective delivery of care.
Submission Guidelines: We have a rolling admissions policy for the Fall 2012 edition, expected to be published in September The final deadline is August 1st. Please consult http://www.theintima.org/guidelines.html for more information and feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Submissions can include:
- Scholarly essays or articles geared towards educating a general audience about Narrative Medicine
- Non-Fiction, personal narratives or perspective pieces
- Fiction, Short Fiction
- Field Notes, reflections on working in the field
- Studio Art, in any medium such as paintings, photographs, or prints
- Audio or Visual Multimedia
Subject areas might include but are not limited to:
- personal narratives of illness from the patient and/or clinician perspectives
- grand narratives of public health, epidemics, and the globalization of disease
- analyses of historical or contemporary representations of illness and the body in literature, art, popular culture, and the media
- discourse on the role of narrative in the greater health care reform debate
- 12 point times new roman font
- double spaced
- submit as a PDF or Word Doc
- No identifying information in the submission document
- Page numbers centered at the bottom
we look forward to receiving your submissions!
Editors, The Intima