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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care

For a Special Issue on
Global Perspectives of Palliative Social Work

Manuscript deadline
01 November 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Audrey Roulston, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
[email protected]

Stephen Marshall, King’s College London, United Kingdom
[email protected]

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Global Perspectives of Palliative Social Work

Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care

Special Issue: Global Perspectives of Palliative Social Work

Call for Manuscripts

Full manuscripts due by November 1, 2021

Although palliative care is globally recognised, accessibility across the world differs depending upon the region, culture, resources and professional expertise. The ethos, concepts and perceived need for palliative care are influenced by factors emerging from a personal, cultural and structural level. Consequently, recognition and practice of palliative care social workers varies greatly. This special issue of the Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care endeavors to represent palliative social work from a global perspective, with a particular focus on professional experiences, challenges, ethical dilemmas, service developments, or empirical research.

Manuscripts are invited for all sections of the Journal and might include theoretical discussions, practice or policy issues and empirical work that builds our understanding of experiences at individual, community, national and global levels. The following are only examples of types of articles and topics and submissions are not limited to these.

Please note that authors may share reflections, innovations, practice changes or research directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, identifying novel unique practices initiated during the pandemic, and outcomes to show their effectiveness.

Reflections: (4-5 pages in length max)

Personal reflections on what you experienced in your social work practice.

Reflection on case studies that were particularly challenging and thoughts on outcome

Personal reflections regarding ethical dilemmas encountered

Practice Changes and Innovations: (10-12 pages max)

Health care system changes over time and how practice has been affected. How did these changes develop and how were were they evaluated to show effectiveness?

Evaluations of new interventions or recently implemented programs that show promise in practice and education

Ethical dilemmas demonstrated through brief case discussion, including case resolution.

Research manuscripts: (20-25 pages max; longer may be considered)

Results from empirical research regarding palliative social work practice

Research and reflection on the implementation of recent policies/legislation that or research has affected the practice of palliative social work and outcomes for those in need of palliative care.

Submission Instructions

Please see the journal website for instructions for authors:


The Journal welcomes co-editors Dr Audrey Roulston (Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland) and Dr Steve Marshall (King’s College London, United Kingdom) who are both active members of the recently established ‘World Hospice and Palliative Care Social Work Network’:, a palliative care network, globally connecting social work practitioners, researchers, educators and academics.

Authors are strongly encouraged to contact the Guest Editors Dr Audrey Roulston ([email protected]) or Dr Steve Marshall ([email protected]) or the Journal Editor-in-Chief, Ellen L. Csikai ([email protected]), with a brief paragraph or outline of their proposed submission. You will receive feedback about appropriateness of the topic and/or give suggestions about how authors can enhance their potential contribution.

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