Special Issue on Counseling and Communication in Health Care

Submission Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020

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Special Issue Flyer (PDF)
  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Elizabeth Edwards
      York St John University, York, UK
  • Guest Editor
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    • Juan Vargas
      Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Bolivar University, Barranquilla, Colombia
    • Mohammed Aljaber
      College of Medicine, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Introduction

    Undoubtedly, effective and efficient communication is crucial to good health care. Poor communication has been linked to discontinuity of care, compromise of patient safety, and patient dissatisfaction. Good practitioner-patient communication, however, assists with increased patient education, engagement and satisfaction, and in turn reduces patient’s anxiety about their health. Moreover, downstream consequences of effective communication in health care and shared decision-making, has shown that patients are less likely to seek legal redress when things do wrong. This special issue seeks to expound the educational, counseling and communication models in health care. I invite contributors with qualitative and quantitative research articles on the ‘hot topic’ of communication in health care.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Behavior change conversations for common issues
    2. Shared decision making in primary care
    3. Patient-centered communication modalities
    4. Digital communication in healthcare
    5. Patient’s perspectives – engagement and satisfaction
    6. Evaluations of teaching practitioner communication skills

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.medicinehealthcare.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.