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Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development

For a Special Issue on

Palliative care across the world: Transcending professions and cultures

Abstract deadline
31 August 2024

Manuscript deadline
28 February 2025

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr Wallace Chan, Department of Social Work, Education, Community Wellbeing, Northumbria University, UK
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Dr Joanne Atkinson, Department of Social Work, Education, Community Wellbeing, Northumbria University, UK
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Palliative care across the world: Transcending professions and cultures

  • Palliative care aims to enhance the quality of life of patients and support patients’ family members throughout their journey to bereavement.
  • Social work is one of the core professions in palliative care, but ensuring the holistic wellbeing of patients and families requires joint efforts and interprofessional collaborations. While cultural sensitivity is of great importance in providing person-centred palliative care, the needs of patients and families in palliative care may also share a lot of common themes in the context of facing death, dying and bereavement.
  • Therefore, this 2025 special issue of Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development seeks to capture quality research and service improvement in palliative care, conducted by academics and/or practitioners of different disciplines in different parts of the world.
  • We hope that this special issue may help enhance the dialogue between social work and other disciplines in palliative care, as well as sharing the principles of palliative care among different cultures between the Asia Pacific regions and other parts of the world.  We hope that articles published in this special issue may particularly help us to reflect on how palliative care could be advanced for the future, across professions, cultures and regions.

Submission Instructions

The following types of manuscripts are welcome:

  1. Research articles (6000 words max.)
  2. Review articles (6500 words max.)
  3. Short papers which demonstrate the service improvement or practice development in palliative care and/or critical reflections on palliative care research/ practice/policy and education (1500 to 2500 words)

 

We invite interested authors to submit an abstract (not more than 300 words) to the Guest Editor, Dr Wallace Chan by 31st August, 2024. We will inform authors of our decision on whether the abstract is accepted by 30th September, 2024.

Full manuscripts of accepted abstracts should be submitted by 28th February, 2025 through the regular submission process of the journal via

https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rswd, specifying the Palliative Care special issue in the submission portal.

 Enquiries could be sent to journal administrator, Jenny Yeo at [email protected] or Guest editors, Dr Wallace Chan ([email protected]) and Dr Joanne Atkinson ([email protected]).

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