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Palliative Care and Social Practice

Palliative Care and Social Practice

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Hospice Care | Palliative Medicine

eISSN: 26323524 | ISSN: 26323524 | Current volume: 17 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Yearly
  • Gold open access journal – all articles are made freely available online immediately upon publication
  • Listed in PubMed and indexed in Scopus
  • Rigorous peer review
  • Internationally renown, expert Editorial Board, panel of Associate Editors and Editors-in-Chief
  • In-house Managing Editor to ensure timely attention to manuscripts

Palliative Care and Social Practice is a peer-reviewed open access palliative care journal publishing articles from symptom science, clinical practice, and health services research. However, its aim is also to publish cutting-edge research from the realm of social practice - from public health theory and practice, social medicine, and social work, to social sciences related to dying and its care, as well as policy, criticism, and cultural studies. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Palliative Care and Social Practice promotes inclusive, open science that reflects the disciplinary, human, and geographic diversity of the palliative care community.

Diversity as a core value embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives.

We welcome editors, editorial board members, peer reviewers and authors from all backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, races, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, mental or physical (dis)abilities, ages, career stages, socioeconomic status or any other individual status.

We are committed to continually improving our editorial and review processes whilst playing our part in eradicating bias and inequality in all forms.
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The APC is for this journal is currently 2000 USD.
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Palliative Care and Social Practice is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes articles on all aspects of palliative care. It welcomes articles from symptom science, clinical practice, and health services research. However, its aim is also to publish cutting-edge research from the realm of social practice - from public health theory and practice, social medicine, and social work, to social sciences related to dying and its care, as well as policy, criticism, and cultural studies. We encourage reports from work with under-represented groups, community development, and studies of civic engagement in end of life issues. Furthermore, we encourage scholarly articles that challenge current thinking about dying, its current care models and practices, and current understandings of grief and bereavement. We want to showcase the next generation of palliative care innovation research and practice - in clinics and in the wider society.

The journal welcomes a broad range of methodological designs – from trials to ethnography to analysis of existing sources. All articles are listed on PubMed, PMC, and Scopus, and are freely available to read and download.
Allan Kellehear, PhD, FAcSS Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Lukas Radbruch, MD Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Germany
Associate Editors
Luc Deliens, MSc, MA, PhD Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ghent & Brussels, Belgium
Eman Hassan, MD, MPH BC Centre for Palliative Care and Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada
Satoko Hotta, PhD Graduate School of Health Management, Keio University, Japan
Denise Marshall, MD, CCFP(PC) FCFP Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, ON, Canada
Editorial Board
Julian Abel, MB, ChB Compassionate Communities UK, UK
Samar Aoun, MPH, PhD La Trobe University, Melbourne; and the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, Perth, Australia
Douglas J Davies, FAcSS, FBA Department of Theology and Religion, and Centre for Death and Life Studies, Durham University, UK
Liliana De Lima, MHA International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care, Houston, TX, USA
Steffen Eychmüller, MD University of Bern, Switzerland
Jan Fook, MSW, PhD Department of Social Work, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
Margaret Gibson, BA (Hons), PhD (UNSW) School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
Xavier Gomez-Batiste, MD, PhD Qualy Observatory, WHO Collaborating Centre in Public Health Palliative Care Programmes, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain
Merryn Gott, MA (Oxon), PhD School of Nursing, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ellen Idler, PhD Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Emma Kirby, PhD Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales, Australia
Katherine Kortes-Miller, MSW, PhD Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Piotr Krakowiak, PhD Department of Social Work, Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU), Torun, Poland
Suresh Kumar, DA, MA, Dip PallMed Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Philip J Larkin, PhD, RN Palliative and Supportive Care Service, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Mari Lloyd-Williams, MD Academic Palliative and Supportive Care Studies, University of Liverpool, UK
Marianne Matzo, PhD University of Massachusetts Boston, MA, USA
Fran McInerney, RN, PhD Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre, College of Health & Medicine, University of Tasmania, Australia
Jason Mills, BN(Hons), MCHMed, PhD, FACN, FHEA Charles Darwin University, Australia
Bill Noble, MBChB, MD, FRCP, FRCGP Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Florin Oprescu, MD, MPH, MBA, PhD University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Sally Paul, MSW, PhD School of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Eric Prommer, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC UCLA/VA Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program, UCLA School of Medicine, CA, USA
M.R. Rajagopal, MD Pallium India, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Libby Sallnow, MSc, MRCP, PhD University College London, St Christopher’s Hospice, and Central and North West London NHS Trust, UK
Raymond Voltz, MD University Hospital Cologne, Germany
Yingwei Wang, MD, DrPH Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health & Welfare, Taiwan
Klaus Wegleitner, Dr. MA Department for Public Care, University of Graz, Austria
Nikolay Yordanov, MD, MScHA, PhD Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Vratsa, Bulgaria
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