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Special Issue Title:

Humanization in Emergency & Critical Care

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 01 March 2022

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    Dr. César Leal CostaE-MailWebsite

    Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain

    Interests: Clinical nursing, Clinical simulation, Clinical psychology and psychometrics, Critical care

Special Issue Information

Background: Being hospitalized is a strange and even stressful situation for patients in a critical care or emergency unit. The care received by the patients is complex and they are isolated from their families. Therefore, all care activities are solely focused on keeping the patient alive, relegating emotional or non-technical (communication skills, empathy, etc.) aspects to the background. However, ignoring the emotional state of the patient could be detrimental to their health and recovery and thus, attempts should be made to humanize the emergency or critical care unit to make it as comfortable as possible for patients and their families 

This Special Issue encompassing all areas of applications and research of humanization in emergency and critical care. The aims of this special issue are to promote excellence of care by nurses and other health professionals involved in emergency and critical care. It aims to promote through dissemination and exchange of research findings, experience and ideas of this field. The special issue publishes reviews, updates and feature articles in addition to original papers and significant preliminary communications. 


Humanization, Patient-centered care, Communication, Quality of care, Family needs, Emergency care, Critical care, Clinical simulation, Innovation, Ethics, Nursing

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Manuscripts should be submitted online by submit system. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Original articles, case reports or comprehensive reviews are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. SignaVitae is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published by MRE Press. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1200. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

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Improving interprofessional team simulation learning. One more step towards the humanization of health care in emergency situations

José Luis Díaz-Agea,Carla Ayensa-Arano,María José Pujalte-Jesús,César Cinesi-Gómez,Juan Manuel Cánovas-Pallarés,Manuel J. Párraga-Ramírez,César Leal-Costa

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.223

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Humanization in Emergency & Critical Care)

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