Special Issue "Social Support and Social Networks in Long-Term Conditions"
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.
Interests: social support; nursing;
Interests: long term conditions; social support;
Nowadays, the increase in life expectancy, improvements in public health and health care and the adoption of certain lifestyles have led to a dramatic increase in long term conditions. As an attempt to focus on the person and not the condition, health and social care systems have reoriented towards person-centered approaches, highlighting the importance of the individual's social environment as a key source of support and care.
The literature on social support has experienced increasing interest during the recent decades, both theoretically and empirically. Therefore, this special issue focuses on the study of social support and social networks for individuals with long term conditions and their caregivers, and seeks papers on new research aimed at (a) increasing knowledge about the role of social support and social networks in the health of individuals living with long term conditions, and (b) proposing models of care that have been or could be successful and sustainable.
From a design point of view we shall consider quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and literature reviews in relation to the topic.
Prof. Rosario Fernández-Peña
Prof. Marí Carmen Portillo
Prof. José Luís Molina
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- social support
- community health networks
- chronic disease
- community networks social care
- social networks
- social network analysis
- long term conditions