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Journal of Perioperatice Practice

The Journal of Perioperative Practice (JPP) is the official journal of AfPP. It promotes perioperative practice by publishing literature reviews, research-based articles, topical discussions, advice on clinical issues, current news items and product information. The journal also encourages a sense of community among perioperative practitioners by providing a forum for debate. 

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Special Issues and Collections


Qualitative Health Research

Check out Qualitative Health Research’s latest special issue focused on the Connundrums of Care. QHR is a peer-reviewed monthly journal that provides an international, interdisciplinary forum to enhance health care and further the development and understanding of qualitative research in health-care settings. Read today!

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The Arts and Dementia: There has been an essential growth in interest in the role of the arts for those living with advanced dementias and also a recognition of the need to privilege the perspectives of people living with a dementia, This special issue looks at the topic further.

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Special issues from British Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Journal of Applied Gerontology

Studies of health care services and older adults’ well-being represent a critically important topic in applied gerontology research. Health services research seeks to identify ways to effectively manage chronic conditions and to screen for warning signs to initiate treatment early, preventing progression to more serious conditions. This month’s issue of Journal of Applied Gerontology includes six articles addressing primary care, prevention and recovery, prescription drug abuse and use of graphical visualization of health data.



Food and Nutrition Bulletin

At the inaugural conference of the U.S. Dairy Export Council’s Dairy for Global Nutrition Initiative, the science supporting dairy products’ role in battling malnutrition, stimulating local economies, and improving long-term health globally was explored and discussed. Researchers from Africa, Europe, Australia, and North America shared research experiences that spanned from prenatal and infant nutrition to chronic disease in aging populations, all with an emphasis on how high-quality dairy product ingredients can be cost-effective supplemental nutrition to help improve human health. The summaries of the speaker presentations are presented in this supplement.



Canadian Pharmacists Journal

Canadian Pharmacists Journal is leading the way in pharmacy practice. The CPJ is the only journal that develops and publishes evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for pharmacists. The guidelines are developed by experts and are based upon relevant national and international clinical practice guidelines.

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Lupus Awareness Month 2018

Approximately 5 million people suffer from Lupus worldwide, 90% of which are women between the ages of 15-19. As such, raising awareness of this prevalent auto-immune disease is a continual priority. Lupus Awareness Month seeks to raise awareness of this autoimmune disease amongst the public and medical profession in order to improve our understanding and control the physical and mental impact this disease can have.

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Social Justice and Lactation

This special issue on Social Justice and Lactation explores ways in which social inequality has and continues to affect breastfeeding families and the lactation support profession. This is the first of two special issues on the topic.

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Journal News


British Journal of Occupational Therapy

New Editor-in-Chief
Professor Sharon Gutman, of Columbia University, New York, starts as Editor-in-Chief from 1st November 2018. As an experienced occupational therapy researcher and previously editor-in-chief for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT), Sharon is well-equipped to take BJOT on its continuing journey and we welcome her to the journal.

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Hispanic Health Care International

New Editor in Chief
Dr. Maithe Enriquez has started as Editor in Chief of Hispanic Health Care International (HHCI). Dr. Enriquez is a professor at the Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri. She comes to the journal as a long-standing member of NAHN and frequent reviewer. Her experience publishing journals is well-suited for growing HHCI, and we welcome her to the journal!

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American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

The American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine has recently been indexed in PubMed Central! AJLM is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly resource for practitioners seeking to incorporate lifestyle practices into clinical medicine.Check out some of the journal’s latest content on the PMC platform!

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Scandinavian Journal of Public Health

Scandinavian Journal of Public Health welcomes a new Editor-in-Chief and five new Co-Editors.

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The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal: Call for Reviewers

300+ manuscripts are submitted to CPCJ annually. The journal is seeking experts in the fields of cleft and craniofacial care to review these articles. For more than 50 years, CPCJ has maintained the highest standards of research. It takes a team of reviewers, editors, and authors to keep this going. Become a reviewer, and help keep CPCJ’s tradition of excellence alive.

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Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice Recently Indexed in PubMed Central

MDM Policy & Practice (MDM P&P) is an open access journal that focuses on research that addresses current problems in health care policy and practice. The journal offers rigorous and systematic applications of decision science that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health-policy development. The journal was recently accepted into PubMed Central, and journal articles will be indexed with PMC.

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Celebrating 140 Year of Public Health Reports

Public Health Reports (PHR), the official journal of the Office of the US Surgeon General and US Public Health Services and one of the oldest public health journals in US, is celebrating this year its 140th anniversary. Find out more about Public Health Reports, including the history of its contributions to public health research and practice.

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Healthcare Management Forum

Tackling issues related to Indigenous health in the January edition of Healthcare Management Forum

In this very special edition of Healthcare Management Forum (HMF) coming January 1, 2019, leading writers delve into how policy-makers can have a real impact on Indigenous health. They outline how Indigenous concepts of health and wellness are reflected within provincial frameworks, identify the policy implications and barriers to Indigenous health leadership and how to address them, offer recommendations on how to change systemic racism in healthcare, and provide leading examples of incorporating both traditional healing and western medicine.

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Top-Read Articles


What works for wellbeing? A systematic review of wellbeing outcomes for music and singing in adults by Norma Daykin, Louise Mansfield, Catherine Meads, Guy Julier, Alan Tomlinson, Annette Payne, Lily Grigsby Duffy, Jack Lane, Giorgia D’Innocenzo, Adele Burnett, Tess Kay, Paul Dolan, Stefano Testoni, Christina Victor



What constitutes meaningful engagement for patients and families as partners on research teams? by Agnes Black, Kimberly Strain, Christine Wallsworth,Sara-Grey Charlton, Wilma Chang, Kate McNamee and Clayon Hamilton




Effects of empathic and positive communication in healthcare consultations: a systematic review and meta-analysis by Jeremy Howick, Andrew Moscrop, Alexander Mebius, Thomas R Fanshawe, George Lewith*, Felicity L Bishop, Patriek Mistiaen, Nia W Roberts, Eglė Dieninytė, Xiao-Yang Hu, Paul Aveyard, Igho J Onakpoya


Effectiveness of an Energy Management Training Course on Employee Well-Being: A Randomized Controlled Trial by Sai Krupa Das, Shawn T. Mason, Taylor A. Vail, Gail V. Rogers, Kara A. Livingston, Jillian G. Whelan, Meghan K. Chin, Caroline M. Blanchard, Jennifer L. Turgiss, and Susan B. Roberts




Promoting Visible Minority Diversity in Canadian Nursing by Keisha Jefferies, Deborah Tamlyn, Megan Aston, and Gail Tomblin Murphy



Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Emerging Issues From a Global Perspective by Charles L. Sprung, Margaret A. Somerville, Lukas Radbruch, Nathalie Steiner Collet, Gunnar Duttge, Jefferson P. Piva, Massimo Antonelli, Daniel P. Sulmasy, Willem Lemmens, and E. Wesley Ely


Adolescent Stress Treatment Study: A Cluster Randomized Trial by Stephanie Lynch, Conni DeBlieck, Linda C. Summers, Anita Reinhardt, and Wanda Borges



Barriers to cervical screening and interest in self-sampling among women who actively decline screening by Kirsty F Bennett, Jo Waller, Amanda J Chorley, Rebecca A Ferrer, Jessica B Haddrell, Laura AV Marlow


Undertaking field research by Tayana Soukup, Benjamin W Lamb, Nick Sevdalis, James SA Green



Fall determinants and home modifications by occupational therapists to prevent falls by Patrick Maggi, Johanna de Almeida Mello, Sam Delye, Sophie Cès, Jean Macq, Christiane Gosset, Anja Declercq




Microsimulation Modeling for Health Decision Sciences Using R: A Tutorial by Eline M. Krijkamp, Fernando Alarid-Escudero, Eva A. Enns, Hawre J. Jalal, M. G. Myriam Hunink, Petros Pechlivanoglou




Adding Value to the Health Care System: Identifying Value-Added Systems Roles for Medical Students by Jed D. Gonzalo, Deanna Graaf, Bobbie Johannes, Barbara Blatt, and Daniel R. Wolpaw


A Systematic Review of Reviews Evaluating Technology-Enabled Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support by Deborah A. Greenwood, Perry M. Gee, Kathy J. Fatkin, and Malinda Peeples


Calls for Papers


OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health

Special edition on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation

OTJR’s call for papers invites research and development projects or studies that consider the current and future role of advanced technologies in promoting occupation, participation and health. Dr. Lili Liu and Dr. Alex Mihailidis are the special guest editors for this issue. All papers are due by July 30, 2018.

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Special Collection on Medicare Advantage: Where have we been and where are we going?

INQUIRY invites your original research papers and reviews addressing the Medicare Advantage program administration and care delivery. It is important to continue to understand the quality of care and patient outcomes in the Medicare Advantage program and how recent policy changes have affected the care quality for those currently enrolled. Guest Editors include Eva DuGoff, PhD, Paul Jacobs, PhD, and Zirui Song, MD, PhD. Extended Deadline for Submissions: July 15, 2018. 

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Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment

Special Collection on Current Technologies in Targeted Cancer Immunotherapies

This special collection aims to examine the most up-to-date technologies available to study both cancer immunogenicity and host immune response and welcomes research articles and reviews discussing the latest clinical and technological developments that will enhance the efficacy of targeted immunotherapies.

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Global Advances in Health and Medicine

Global Advances in Health and Medicine (Global Advances) is a peer reviewed, open access journal from the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health. Global Advances publishes original research, brief reports, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, case reports and case series dealing with the full range of whole-person health and well-being, from the perspective of the individual to the community.

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Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs is a fully peer-reviewed, open access journal for social science research on alcohol and drugs, as well as other substances and behaviours, such as gambling, gaming, eating, and smoking.

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs is fully funded by the Nordic Welfare Centre and has no APC charges for publishing in the journal.

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Home Health Care Management and Practice

Home Health Care Management and Practice now has a more international focus! This peer-reviewed publication compares and contrasts how different cultures approach health care at home. Submit your manuscript today!

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Journal of Correctional Health Care

The JCHC is the only national, peer-reviewed scientific journal to focus on this complex and evolving field. Targeting clinicians, allied health practitioners and administrators, it is the primary resource for information on research and developments in clinical care for chronic and infectious disease, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, health services management, quality improvement, medical records, medical-legal issues, discharge planning, staffing, cost analysis and other topics.

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Journal of Human Lactation

JHL, the top-ranked breastfeeding journal, invites papers for its May 2019 special issue on State of the Science. State of the science articles are valuable to clinicians, educators and researchers because their critical analyses provide evidence for standards of practice, establish the current level of knowledge on a topic, and highlight gaps in the evidence pointing to directions for future research. To facilitate this goal we are calling for critical literature reviews and meta-analyses, using established methodologies, about anyone of the many and varied aspects of lactation. Manuscripts due 1 February 2019.

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Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research

Special Edition in Memory of Professor Gerald Reaven

In tribute to the life and works of Professor Reaven, and his unique contribution to understanding of the link between insulin resistance, related metabolic conditions and cardiovascular disease, Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research will publish an issue in early 2019 dedicated to insulin resistance. Papers are solicited that make original contributions to this field.

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British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Special issue on low vision rehabilitation

Dr Beth Barstow, Associate Professor from University of Alabama, USA, is guest editing an issue on low vision rehabilitation, deadline 30th June 2018.

We seek contributions that advance knowledge, translate science into practice, or impact on policy or practices relevant to rehabilitation and occupational therapy worldwide. Both original research and reviews are welcomed, and practice analyses will also be considered. For more information please see the call for papers.

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Nordic Journal of Nursing Research

The Nordic Journal of Nursing Research is calling for papers on health-promoting care of older people and advance nursing practice roles - evidence of outcomes.

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Upcoming Conferences

Annual Health Law Professors Conference

This conference is intended for professionals who teach law or bioethics in schools of law, medicine, public health, health care administration, pharmacy, nursing, and dentistry. ASLME’s Annual Health Law Professors Conference combines presentations by experienced health law teachers with the opportunity for discussion among conference participants. The program is designed to provide participants with updates on issues at the forefront of law and medicine and to provide them with the opportunity to share strategies, ideas, and materials.

June 7-9
Cleveland, OH, USA

Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018

Primarily a scientific-based programme with keynote and plenary sessions led by Dr Duncan Pentland, Paul Burstow, Chris Pointon to name just a few. This year’s Annual Conference is taking place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

June 11-13
Belfast, UK

Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) Annual Conference

As the premiere event for dermatologists in Canada, the CDA conference program offers exceptional learning and networking opportunities. Highlighting the latest scientific and clinical knowledge through plenaries, symposia, subspecialty breakouts, workshops, posters and games, the program has something for everyone!

June 20-23
Montréal, Quebec. Canada

American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

The Scientific Sessions offers researchers and health care professionals an amazing opportunity to share ideas and learn about the significant advances in diabetes research, treatment, and care. Over the course of five days, attendees will receive exclusive access to more than 2,800 original research presentations, take part in provocative and engaging exchanges with leading diabetes experts, and expand professional networks with nearly 13,000 professional attendees from around the world.

June 22-26
Orlando, FL, USA

The British Association of Urological Surgeons 2018 Conference

The conference will incorporate meetings of the Section of Academic Urology, the Section of Andrology & Genito-Urethral Surgery, the Section of Endourology, the Section of Female, Neurological & Urodynamic Urology and the Office of Education Teaching & Skills Courses

June 25-27
Liverpool, UK

British Menopause Society 28th Annual Conference

A holistic approach to menopause care: HRT and beyond.

This year’s conference programme has been designed to provide a comprehensive range of lectures and workshops to refresh and broaden your knowledge of post-reproductive health and to give you the confidence to manage the menopause in the way you feel is best.

July 5-6
London, UK

International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) Conference and Annual Meeting

Join us at the ILCA 2018 conference for TOGETHER: Changing Your Community and the World. Together we will learn (earn up to 23 Continuing Education Credits), connect with our peers, and advocate for the profession.

July 18-21
Portland, OR, USA

American Association of Diabetes Educators

Nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other healthcare providers come together to share their dedication to seeing out the latest care for those affected by or at risk for diabetes.

August 17-20
Baltimore, MD, USA

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) Annual Conference

The SDMS Annual Conference is designed for sonographers, students, and other healthcare providers who use sonography. The educational program provides knowledge and skills in new sonographic techniques, diagnostic accuracy, enhancements of sonographic instrumentation, and practice management strategies.

October 4-7
Orlando, FL, USA

40th Annual North American Society for Medical Decision Making Meeting

For more than four decades, SMDM members have sought to improve the health care experiences and health of people at every stage of life. As SMDM reaches middle age and looks ahead to the next 40 years and beyond, the 2018 Annual Meeting will bring together patients, families, health professionals, policymakers, researchers, and other stakeholders to discuss the latest evidence about making better decisions for better health.

October 14-17
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

American Dietetic Association Food & Nutrition

Each fall, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts—more than 10,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders attend the annual meeting—and address key issues affecting the health of all Americans.

October 20-23
Washington, DC, USA

Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting (DTM)

The goal of the Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting is to assemble technology developers and users to facilitate creation of new and cost-effective tools to help people with diabetes. The meeting will particularly emphasize original data. Scientists and clinicians will have plenty of opportunities to share ideas in both formal and informal settings, and gain insight into how to help decrease the physical and psychological burden of diabetes.

November 8-10
Bethesda, MD, USA





ACDF Graft Selection by Surgeons: Survey of AOSpine Members featuring an interview with Editor-in-Chief Karsten Wiechert and Author S. Tim Yoon.


Arts, health and wellbeing: a public health approach whose time has come

Perspectives in Public Health: Theo Stickley discusses the Arts, Health and Wellbeing special issue which focuses on the important recent contributions and developments made in the understanding and possible implementation of how various activities in the arts can improve public health.


Sleep Habits and Nighttime Texting Among Adolescents

The aim of this study was to examine sleep habits (i.e., bedtimes and rising times) and their association with nighttime text messaging in 15- to 17-year-old adolescents.


Does Medical Expansion Improve Population Health?

Authors Hui Zheng and Linda George discuss their article from the March issue of Journal of Health and Social Behavior on the impact of medical expansion on population health.


“People don’t understand what goes on in here”: A consensual qualitative research analysis of inmate-caregiver perspectives on prison-based end-of-life care

A report aimed to (a) describe a prison-based end-of-life program utilizing inmate peer caregivers, (b) identify inmate-caregiver motivations for participation, and (c) analyze the role of building trust and meaningful relationships within the correctional end-of-life care setting.


Who cares for the carers at hospital discharge at the end of life? A qualitative study of current practice in discharge planning and the potential value of using The Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) Approach

The aim of this qualitative study was to explore whether and how family carers are currently supported during patient discharge at end of life; to assess perceived benefits, acceptability and feasibility of using The Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) Approach in the hospital setting to support carers.