Special Issue "Clinical Outcome Research in the Head and Neck"
A special issue of Clinics and Practice (ISSN 2039-7283).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 674
Interests: oral maxillofacial surgery; head and neck surgery; reconstructive surgery; free flap surgery; head and neck oncology; quality of life research; outcome research
Interests: skin cancer; head and neck cancer; melanoma; clinical pharmacology; patient-reported-outcome-measures; clinical biomarkers; prognostic factors; epidemiology; oral and maxillofacial surgery
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Head and neck diseases have a profound impact on quality of life, healthcare worker burnout, and the healthcare burden. Patients grappling with head and neck diseases often experience a multitude of physical and psychological challenges, including pain, difficulty in swallowing and speaking, disfigurement, and impaired social interactions. These struggles can lead to diminished quality of life, affecting their emotional well-being and overall satisfaction. Additionally, healthcare professionals involved in the care of these patients face unique challenges that contribute to burnout. The complex nature of head and neck diseases requires extensive expertise and coordination among various specialists, resulting in heavy workloads, high stress levels, and emotional strain. Moreover, the healthcare burden associated with these diseases is substantial, encompassing diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management. It places a significant strain on healthcare resources, including hospital facilities, medical equipment, and financial resources. Addressing the quality of life, healthcare worker burnout, and healthcare burden related to head and neck diseases necessitates a holistic approach that emphasizes patient support, caregiver well-being, and investment in healthcare infrastructure and resources. Efforts to improve patient outcomes and alleviate the burden on healthcare workers should focus on education, early intervention, multidisciplinary care, and the development of sustainable healthcare systems.
A Special Issue called “Outcome Research in the Head and Neck” is announced. This Special Issue is calling for original research and systematic reviews that investigate quality of life measures in the head and neck region, healthcare costs and demands, burnout of involved professionals. Studies examining clinical, prognostic, diagnostic and therapeutic predictors and related outcomes will also be considered.
Dr. Ioannis Tilaveridis
Dr. Athanassios A. Kyrgidis
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- head and neck
- head and neck cancer
- professional burnout
- healthcare cost
- quality of life