Democratising health: service user participation, co-production and advocacy for social justice

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare

Guest Editors
Dr Karen Newbigging (lead)
School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, UK
k.v.newbigging@bham.ac.uk

June Sadd 
Survivor Consultant, Researcher and Trainer 
junesadd@hotmail.co.uk

Dr Tayeb Alhafez 
Medical Officer, Synaptic Healthcare, USA
tayeb.alhafez@ghef.org

The guest editors of the journal are seeking manuscript submissions for a 2017/18 special issue on Democratising health: service user participation, co-production and advocacy to promote equality and social justice.

About the Journal

Editor-in-Chief
Theo Gavrielides
The IARS International Institute, UK
t.gavrielides@iars.org.uk

Publisher
Jo Sharrocks
jsharrocks@emeraldinsight.com


International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare (IJHRH) is a double-blind peer reviewed journal with a unique practical approach to promoting equality, inclusion and human rights in health and social care.   The journal explores what is currently known about international discrimination and disadvantage, with a focus on issues influencing the health of populations. Content considers the social determinants of health, equity and interventions that help to overcome barriers and that promote equality and inclusion. 

Call for papers

The journal is actively seeking papers covering (but not limited to) the following themes:

•    The case for citizen participation, service user and patient involvement, and advocacy in promoting equalities and human rights.
•    Citizen participation, service user and patient involvement, and advocacy in a range of health service and country contexts and highlighting innovative methods.
•    Individual and collective advocacy for health and human rights.
•    The emergence of co-production and its potential in promoting equalities and human rights.
•    Focus on service user involvement in shaping policy.
•    Experience of involvement and advocacy for specific populations (minoritised groups e.g. women, refugees and asylum seekers, black and minority ethnic communities, LGBT people and children).
•    Experience of involvement and advocacy for people with specific health conditions (mental health, learning disabilities, AIDs, cancer, non-communicable diseases etc.).

Types of articles welcomed include (but are not limited to):
•    Systematic reviews and empirical studies that that document the impact of citizen participation, service user and patient involvement, or advocacy on health care  policy and practice.
•    Descriptions of innovative methods for achieving social justice in health through citizen participation, service user and patient involvement, or advocacy.
•    Commentaries and theoretical articles by community activists, practitioners, administrators, researchers, educators, and policy makers

The guest editors particularly welcome articles focused on and written by authors from geographically African or Asian healthcare contexts; asylum-seeker, refugee, or migrant backgrounds or healthcare contexts; and First Nations peoples and societies that have experienced and/or resisted colonisation.

Submission instructions

•    Manuscripts should be between 3,000 and 6,500 words and formatted according to the journal author guidelines: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.h...
•    Submissions must be received 1st May 2017 via the online submission system Scholar One Manuscripts: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijhrh.  
•    Authors should indicate that the manuscript is for this special issue by selecting this from the dropdown list on Scholar One Manuscripts. 

For further information 

Please see the journal homepage: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ijhrh.htm or contact the lead guest editor.

 

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