Special Issue "Health Care from Patients' Perspective"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Institute of Health Science (IHS), School of Health Professions, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZUAS), 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
Interests: qualitative research; patient perspective; ICF research; interprofessional teaching; Delphi surveys
Interests: experience; mixed-method study designs; patient perspective; health services research; social health
We are organizing a Special Issue on “Health Care from Patients’ Perspective” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, please refer to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph.
This IJERPH Special Issue on “Health Care from Patients’ Perspective” will focus on patients’ perspective as experts, on their challenges and health-care-related experiences embedded in a biopsychosocial framework. Research on experiences will build the core of this issue. They will not only provide insights into complex health care situations and ethical-related questions but also into patient-centered problems as a possible starting point for improving the health care system and/or policy. It will also include an interprofessional perspective on patients’ health care providers, relatives or significant others.
This Special Issue offers an opportunity to publish high-quality papers on health and illness narratives to health-related topics based on qualitative research, including participatory research methodology from the whole spectrum of care, such as health promotion, prevention, chronic diseases, rehabilitation or palliative care. We also welcome high-quality systematic and scoping reviews related to these matters. We would be pleased if this Special Issue serves as a trigger for the provision of insightful data for the design of teaching relevant studies based on narratives that are implemented in study programs on health care professionals such as therapists, nurses, midwifes, medicine, and other professions.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Glässel
Prof. Dr. Christine Holmberg
Manuscript Submission Information
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- patient experiences
- illness narratives
- chronic disease
- health promotion
- qualitative research
- participatory research
- biopsychosocial perspective