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Family and Culturally Centred Cardiovascular Disease Research and Practice

Call for Papers

A problematic assumption underpinning health care interventions is that proven effectiveness in one group of patients and/or within one cultural context makes an intervention applicable to all patients, regardless of sociodemographic or cultural differences. Alternatively, the application of a culturally and family centred care lens promotes the health and well-being of patients living with cardiovascular disease and their families through a respectful family-professional partnership. It honours the strengths, cultures, traditions, and expertise that everyone brings to this relationship. Culturally and family centred care is a standard of practice which results in high quality services. In this special issue of the Journal of Nursing Research and Practice we are calling for papers focusing on cardiovascular disease (CVD) research and practice, designed specifically to investigate how a particular ethic group has approached the management of cardiovascular disease to improve outcomes within that population. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviews (e.g. systematic, metasynthesis, integrative) of culturally centred cardiac research
  • Family and culturally centred research and practice that address the issue of obesity
  • Epidemiology papers comparing CVD outcomes by ethnicity
  • Culturally centred approaches to CVD risk factor management
  • Illness perception using a cultural lens
  • Medication perception and adherence within different ethnic groups
  • Culturally centred approaches to depression management in relation to CVD

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/nrp/card/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 19 July 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 11 October 2013
Publication DateFriday, 6 December 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Robyn A. Clark, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Guest Editors

  • Doris S. F. Yu, The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Patricia Strachan, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Ritin Fernandez, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
  • Robyn Gallagher, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW, Australia
  • Jill Howie-Esquivel, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA