Compassionate health care is a rapidly growing field. It has come to the forefront following concerns that health care often fails at a fundamental level, and has become particularly pertinent in the UK since the publication of the Francis Inquiry report in February 2013. There is now general agreement that incorporating compassion at the core of basic care helps aid recovery, improves disease management, and reduces anxiety.
As yet, there are limited available resources for addressing the growing need and interest in this area. Therefore, BioMed Central is pleased to announce the launch of Journal of Compassionate Health Care, a new open access journal providing a vehicle for bringing together multidisciplinary perspectives, research and initiatives concerning this topical concept. The journal is led by Sue Shea (UK Research Consultant/University of Crete, Greece), and Christos Lionis (University of Crete, Greece) and is supported by an cross-disciplinary, international Editorial Board. Journal of Compassionate Health Care invites contributions across a wide variety of topics, with the ultimate goal to improve clinical effectiveness and the quality of health care. Manuscripts can be submitted via our online submission system.
For more information about the journal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the journal website. You can also sign up here to be alerted when the journal publishes its first articles.