Special Issue "Qualitative Health Research Applied to Clinical and Educational Settings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: Clinical nursing; Social and Health Sciences; Qualitative Research
This Special Issue of Healthcare will focus on qualitative health research. Health is the body’s ability to resist becoming ill, a force that opposes suffering and favors recovery. Epidemiological, genetic, and clinical research represents an advance in the knowledge, diagnosis, treatment, and care of diseases. However, beyond scientific and technical advances, responding to the question, “what can I do for my health?” entails a commitment to ourselves and to society. Instead of becoming exclusive of specialists and technologies, taking charge of our health brings us closer to a free, dignified, and responsible life. For this reason, it is vital to know how we experience disease and how couples, families, and health providers or educators live through it. The health sciences search for knowledge, techniques, and skills, but also training, health promotion, and ways to cope with disease. The health sciences involve living bodies that study and treat other living bodies, sometimes reduced to mere physical bodies. While we are committed to empirical–analytical research and scientific evidence, following E. Levinas, being cared for means attention, concern, and accompaniment, everything that “the face of the other demands of us”. This position concerns the health–disease process in general, with implications in the clinical and educational environments and in prevention and health promotion. This Special Issue welcomes theoretical and original articles, empirical reviews, and commentaries that provide information on qualitative research applied to all phases of the health–disease process. We emphasize the clinical experiences of patients, families, caregivers or healthcare providers. Ethnographic and phenomenological studies, critical theory, action research or grounded theory are of interest. Experiences in the teaching–learning process in the area of medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, podiatry, pharmacy, psychology, social sciences or sexology are welcome.
Dr. Jose Granero-Molina
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.
- Qualitative research
- Critical theory
- Participatory action research
- Clinical nursing
- Clinical medicine
- Health psychology
- Social sciences