Public Health special issue on palliative care

8th January 2020

We are excited to announce the journal Public Health will be publishing a special issue on Palliative Care in early 2021. The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2020.

Guest editors include Director of the Cicely Saunders Institute, Professor Irene J Higginson, alongside Professors David Currow, and Luc Deliens.

Public Health is an international, multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal. It publishes original research papers, reviews and short reports on all aspects of the science, philosophy, and practice of public health. It is aimed at all public health practitioners and researchers and those who manage and deliver public health services and systems. It is also of interest to anyone involved in provision of public health programmes, the care of populations or communities and those who contribute to public health systems in any way.

Palliative care is a global public health issue, affecting all societies and communities. Yet, in contrast to the start of life, it has been relatively neglected in public health research, practice and policy. Often the disciplines of public health and palliative care operate separately and improvements in palliative care are predominantly studied from a health services approach. To counter this gap, the Public Health journal is calling for papers on public health research in palliative care for a special issue.

Their aim is to publish rigorous original research, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, short reports and methodologies addressing public health issues and research in the context of palliative or end-of-life care.

Public Health are seeking high-quality contributions from across health and social sciences that will appeal to an international audience of public health practitioners and researchers, those who manage and deliver public health services and systems, educators, policy makers, and those developing, delivering and researching palliative care and hospice services. Articles reporting original research questions that generate new and impactful knowledge of public health or societal relevance will be prioritised.