Special Issue "Integrative, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Healthcare"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Nursing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Manoj Sharma
Guest Editor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89557, US
Interests: health behavior research; health promotion; stress and coping
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Dr. Kavita Batra
Guest Editor
Office of Research, School of Medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89557, USA
Interests: maternal and child health; psychological health; meta-analysis; data analytics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The role of integrative, complementary, and alternative medicine (CAM) and traditional approaches to health are gaining popularity in healthcare. Therefore, this Special Issue of Healthcare aims to reflect the full breadth of the role of integrative approaches across different populations worldwide applied to a variety of disease and health conditions. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Prevalence studies of using integrative, complementary, and alternative approaches in healthcare;
  • Studies of determinants of integrative, complementary, and alternative health practices;
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of integrative health approaches in health care;
  • Mind–body interventions (e.g., yoga, meditation, tai-chi, qigong) in preventing or treating different diseases and health conditions. Theory-based health behavior intervention studies are highly encouraged;

Cost–benefit and cost-effectiveness studies of integrative health interventions and approaches.

Prof. Manoj Sharma
Dr. Kavita Batra
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Keywords: Integrative Health
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Mind–Body Interventions
  • Yoga
  • Tai-Chi
  • Meditation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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