Special Issue "Patient Safety, Human Factors, and Simulation and Their Impact upon the Delivery and Quality of Healthcare"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
2. The University Hospitals of North Midland NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
3. VID Specialized University, Bergen, Norway
Interests: spirituality; spiritual care; dignity and respect; culture and values; person-centred care and holistic care; nursing; patient experience; quality and safety
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Interests: dementia; ageing; care; human factors in healthcare; leadership and management
The scope of this special edition is aligned with the key themes of patient safety, human factors, and simulation in healthcare. The emphasis is upon how principles, concepts and practices associated with these themes can enhance the systems, environments and organisational cultures that shape patient experience. This spans from micro-level instances of interaction between professionals and patients, to macro-level structural and cultural contexts.
Specific matters for consideration could include: clinical governance; professional responsibility and accountability; regulation and scrutiny; measuring impact and outcomes; learning from incidents; audit and inspection; technology and equipment; and knowledge management.
The purpose of this special edition of Healthcare is thus to collate a body of international papers on patient safety, human factors, and simulation, which will ultimately inform the improvement of healthcare contexts and practice.
We welcome article submissions from across the full-breadth of healthcare-related disciplines including medicine, nursing, allied health professions, psychology, economics, and sociology. We will also be very pleased to receive submissions that have a multidisciplinary basis, covering dimensions such as safety science, operations research, improvement science and simulation pedagogy.
Prof. Dr. Wilfred McSherry
Dr. Edward Tolhurst
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.
- Patient experience
- Patient Safety
- Human Factors
- Compassion and Care