New Electronic Journals Added

Two new journals have been added to Norris’ electronic journal collection.

 The Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) was created to improve the quality of graduate medical education and publish research and innovation about residency and fellowship education.  The journal is peer-reviewed and published quarterly, in March, June, September and December, and is intended to be a resource for graduate medical education training programs.  While other professional journals include articles on the topic, JGME is the only publication dedicated to advancing knowledge in graduate medical education

Mindfulness seeks to advance research, clinical practice, and theory on mindfulness, the concept of being in  touch with and aware of the present moment as well as viewing “thoughts as thoughts” as opposed to evaluating certain thoughts as positive or negative. Content is included from diverse viewpoints, including psychology, psychiatry, medicine, neurobiology, psychoneuroendocrinology, cognitive, behavioral, cultural, philosophy, spirituality, and wisdom traditions. Examples of topics in Mindfulness include:

  • Mindfulness-based psycho-educational interventions for children with learning, emotional, and behavioral disorders
  • Treating depression and clinical symptoms in patients with chronic heart failure
  • Yoga and mindfulness
  • Cognitive-behavioral mindfulness group therapy interventions
  • Mindfulness and emotional regulation difficulties in children
  • Loving-kindness meditation to increase social connectedness
  • Training for parents and children with ADHD
  • Recovery from substance abuse
  • Child management skills
  • Treating childhood anxiety and depression

Additional research on the reliability and validity of assessment of mindfulness; clinical uses of mindfulness in psychological distress, psychiatric disorders, and medical conditions; alleviation of personal and societal suffering; the nature and foundations of mindfulness; mechanisms of action; and the use of mindfulness across cultures are also covered. The Journal also seeks to promote the use of mindfulness by publishing scholarly papers on the training of clinicians, institutional staff, teachers, parents, and industry personnel in mindful provision of services.

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