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Illness, Crisis & Loss

Illness, Crisis & Loss

Jason L. Powell Staffordshire University, UK

eISSN: 15526968 | ISSN: 10541373 | Current volume: 27 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Quarterly
Illness, Crisis & Loss is a premier refereed and international journal. It furthers an understanding and knowledge of the social scientific, psychosocial and ethical issues associated with life-threatening illness, traumatic human crises, grief, and loss. The broad and unique focus of the journal makes it relevant to a wide range of social scientists, qualitative and quantitative researchers as well as students, grief counselors, therapists, social workers, thanatologists, physicians and nurses, medical ethicists, and anyone else who works with people in crisis situations across the world. The journal is famed for its interdisciplinary and global focus.

Illness, Crisis and Loss evaluates the processes of illness and loss on the one hand, and analyses what we understand by ‘dying’ and ‘bereavement’ and loss on the other hand. Illness, Crisis & Loss publishes original peer-reviewed articles and book reviews on social science, psychological and ethical issues associated with life-threatening illnesses, traumatic human and organizational crises, grief, and loss.

Through refereed articles and book reviews, you will also discover the latest cutting- edge research on ethical, theoretical, methodological, social scientific and psychosocial issues from those working on the frontline and in researchers documenting the narratives of people who gave gone through processes of illness, crisis and loss from across the globe.

Jason L. Powell Staffordshire University, UK
Associate Editor
Paul Taylor, Dr. University of Chester, UK
Editorial Board
Professor Abdulrazak Abyad Abyad Medical Centre & Middle East Longevity Institute, Tripoli, Libya
Gavin J. Andrews McMaster University, Canada
Robert Bendiksen, Ph.D. Former ICL Editor, University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, USA
Sandra L. Bertman, Ph.D. Mount Ida College, USA
Professor Ivy Lynn Bourgeault University of Ottowa, Ontario, Canada
Michael Brennan, Dr. University of Plymouth, UK
Cecilia Chan, Dr. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Dr. Elaina Chen University of Rochester Medical Centre, New York
Elizabeth J. Clark, MSW, Ph.D. ICL Founding Editor, National Association of Social Workers, Washington, D.C., USA
Inge B. Corless, R.N., Ph.D. Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Gerry R. Cox, Ph.D. Former ICL Editor, University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, USA
Jodie Croxall Swansea University, UK
Dr. Ian Cummins University of Salford, UK
Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D. College of New Rochelle, New York, USA
Timothy Gongaware, Ph.D. Former ICL Editor, University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, USA
Larry Kent Graham, Ph.D. Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado, USA
Connie Holden, R.N., MSN Hospice of Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Professor June Keeling University Keele, UK
Hafiz T. A. Khan Professor, The Graduate School, University of West London, UK
Martin King, Dr. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, UK
Dr. Nikki Kiyimba University of Chester, UK
Barbara McNamara, Dr. Bradford University, UK
Dr. Jim McVeigh Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Herman J. de Mönnink, Dr. Hanzehogschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Netherlands
Janice Winchester Nadeau, Ph.D. Minnesota Human Development Resources, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Danai Papadatou, Ph.D. University of Athens, Greece
Irene Renzenbrink Lakeside Education and Training, Shields, Canada
Howard S. Stein, Ph.D. University of Oklahoma, USA
Neil Thompson, Ph.D., DLitt Former ICL Editor, Avenue Consulting, Ltd., Wales, UK
Professor Azrini Wahidin Teesside University, UK
Kazumi Wakabayashi, M.A. Rikkyo University St. Paul's, Tokyo, Japan
Jackie Watts, Ph.D. The Open University, UK
O. Duane Weeks, Ph.D. Week's Enumclaw Funeral Home, Enumclaw, Washington, USA
Professor Richard Whittington University of Liverpool, UK
Dr. Patricia L. Wright The University of Scranton
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  • Illness, Crisis & Loss - Instructions to Authors

    Originality: Only original articles are accepted for publication. Submission of a manuscript represents certification on the part of the author(s) that neither the article submitted, nor a version of it has been published, or is being considered for publication elsewhere.

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    Format: Please limit the word count to 5000-6000 words, including references. Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). The manual is available from the American Psychological Society.

    Style: Technical terms specific to a particular discipline should be defined. Write for clear comprehension by readers from a broad spectrum of scholarly and professional backgrounds. Avoid acronyms and footnoting, except for acknowledgments.

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