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End of Life Care

Dear Colleagues,

Traditionally end of life care has evolved around care of patients dying of cancer, leading to the development of the specialty of palliative medicine. However care of patients with end of life chronic diseases such as neurodegenerative diseases, renal and heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases have received less attention among healthcare professionals, policy makers, the general public, and academic researchers. The objective of this special issue is to call for articles that cover end of life care in a broad sense, to include patients’,
families’, and healthcare professionals’ perspectives, on how and when to initiate serious illness conversations and how to implement advance care planning in diverse healthcare settings and systems.

Professor Jean Woo

Guest Editor

Submission Deadline: 15 June 2019

Online Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online through Hapres Online Submission System. Please visit Guide for Authors before submitting a manuscript. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper as soon as it is ready and don’t need to wait until the deadline. Submissions will be sent to peer-review in order of arrival. Accepted papers will be published continuously in Advances in Geriatric Medicine and Research and then gathered together on the special issue webpage. We welcome Research articles, Review papers and Short Communications. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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Guest Editor

  • Professor Jean Woo

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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