Special Issue "To Be Healthy for the Elderly: Long Term Care Issues around the World"
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: 28 February 2022.
It is my great pleasure to serve as a guest editor for this Special Issue of IJERPH. There are numerous issues that must be addressed in healthcare around the world—among them, concerns about the quality of life of the elderly who stay in long-term care settings such as nursing homes, assisted living, and geriatric hospitals, both in the public and private sectors, especially due to the shortage of healthcare workers and high staff turnover rate in many countries. Even worse, the elderly in long-term care settings are one of the most vulnerable populations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Special Issue of IJERPH focuses on research related to issues linked to the elderly and how to improve their quality of care. This may include interventions to improve quality of care, challenges related to COVID-19 and how to overcome it, staffing issues, policies, regulations, resident-centered care, dementia, culture change, burdens of caregivers, and economic analysis of expenses.
In this Special Issue, we invite researchers from the fields of medicine, nursing, public health, management, architecture, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, health economics, and other social sciences to submit high-quality empirical papers or systematical reviews related to the issues in this research area.
Prof. Dr. Juh Hyun Shin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Public health
- Quality of care
- Healthy aging
- Elderly care