Qualitative Health Research provides an international, interdisciplinary forum to enhance health care and further the development and understanding of qualitative research in health-care settings. The journal is an invaluable resource for researchers and academics, administrators and others in the health and social service professions, and graduates who seek examples of qualitative methods.
Each issue of Qualitative Health Research provides readers with a wealth of information - book reviews, commentaries on conceptual, theoretical, methodological and ethical issues pertaining to qualitative inquiry as well as articles covering research, theory and methods in the following areas:
- Description and analysis of the illness experience
- Experiences of caregivers
- Health and health-seeking behaviors
- Health care policy
- Sociocultural organization of health care
A Variety of Perspectives
Qualitative Health Research addresses a variety of perspectives including: cross-cultural health, family medicine, health psychology, health social work, medical anthropology, medical sociology, nursing, pediatric health, physical education, public health, and rehabilitation.
In-Depth Timely Coverage
Articles in Qualitative Health Research examine an array of timely topics such as: experiencing illness giving care institutionalization substance abuse food, feeding and nutrition living with disabilities milestones and maturation monitoring health children's perspectives on health and illness.
Look Out for These Regular Special Features
- Pearls, Pith and Provocation: This section fosters debate about significant issues, enhances communication of methodological advances and encourages the discussion of provocative ideas.
- Computer Monitor: Here, articles related to computers and qualitative research are published.
- Book Review Section: Each issue of Qualitative Health Research includes a book review section helping readers determine which publications will be most useful to them in practice, teaching and research.
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Qualitative Health Research is an international, interdisciplinary, refereed journal for the enhancement of health care and to further the development and understanding of qualitative research methods in health care settings. We welcome manuscripts in the following areas: the description and analysis of the illness experience, health and health-seeking behaviors, the experiences of caregivers, the sociocultural organization of health care, health care policy, and related topics. We also seek critical reviews and commentaries addressing conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues pertaining to qualitative enquiry.
|Janice M. Morse, PhD, FAAN||School of Nursing, University of Utah, USA|
|Alex Broom, PhD||The University of Sydney, Australia|
|Julianne Cheek||Professor of Qualitative Research, Faculty of Health, Welfare and Organisation, Østfold University College, Norway|
|Lauren Clark, RN, PhD, FAAN||University of California at Los Angeles, USA|
|Jack Coulehan, MD||SUNY at Stony Brook, USA|
|Karin Olson, PhD, RN, FAAN||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Joy Pierce, PhD||University of Utah, USA|
|Michael van Manen, MD, PhD, FRCPC||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Martha Ann Carey, PhD, RN||Kells Consulting, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Vanessa L. Shannon||Self-Employed Editor, Salt Lake City, UT, USA|
|Mitchell Allen, PhD||UC Berkeley, USA|
|María Arantzamendi, RN, MSc, PhD||Universidad de Navarra, Spain|
|Patricia Bazeley, BA, PhD||Western Sydney University, Australia|
|Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, PhD||Boston College|
|Linda Birt, PhD||University of East Anglia, UK|
|Keith V. Bletzer, PhD, MPH||Arizona State University, USA|
|Joan L. Bottorff, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN||University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Canada|
|Barbara Bowers RN, PhD, FAAN||University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA|
|Joyceen S. Boyle, PhD, RN, CTN, FAAN||The University of Arizona, USA|
|Svend Brinkmann, PhD||Aalborg University, Denmark|
|Eli Buchbinder, PhD||University of Haifa, Israel|
|Carlos Calderon, PhD, MD, MPH||Osakidetza - Basque Health Service, Spain|
|Seung Eun Chung, PhD, RN||Korea National University of Transportation, South Korea|
|Cesar A. Cisneros Puebla||University of Tarapacá, Chile|
|Adele Clarke, PhD||University of California, San Francisco, USA|
|Juliet Corbin, DNSc||San Jose State University, USA|
|Cheryl A. Cott, PhD||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Benjamin F. Crabtree, PhD||Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA|
|Dauna Crooks, PhD||University of Manitoba, Canada|
|Carmen de la Cuesta-Benjumea, DUE, MSc, PhD||University of Alicante, Spain|
|Arthur W. Frank, PhD||University of Calgary, Canada|
|Uta Gerhardt, PhD||Heidelberg University, Germany|
|Valerie Gilchrist, PhD||University of Wisconsin, USA|
|Jody Glittenberg Hinrichs, PhD, RN, FAAN, TCS||University of Arizona, USA|
|Hadass Goldblatt, PhD||University of Haifa, Israel|
|Laurie J. Goldsmith, PhD||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Guendalina Graffigna, PhD||Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy|
|Maria Grypdonck, PhD||University of Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Joanne Hall, PhD, RN, FAAN||The University of Tennessee, USA|
|Robert D. Hall, MA||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|Jeni Hebert-Beirne, PhD, MPH||University of Illinois Chicago|
|Mary Sue Heilemann, PhD, RN, FAAN||University of California Los Angeles|
|Eleanor Holroyd, PhD, RN||Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand|
|Ann P. Hutton, PhD, APRN||University of Utah, USA|
|Susan James, PhD||Laurentian University, Canada|
|Gail M. Jensen, PhD, PT, FAPTA||Creighton University, USA|
|Lea Kacen, PhD||The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel|
|Michele A. Kelley, ScD, MSW, MA||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|Anton J. Kuzel, MD, MHPE||Virginia Commonwealth University, USA|
|Pranee Liamputtong, PhD||Western Sydney University|
|Debra Lupton, PhD, FASSA, DSocSci||University of New South Wales|
|Claudia Malacrida, PhD||University of Lethbridge, Canada|
|Jenevieve Mannell, PhD||UCL Institute for Global Health, UK|
|Francisco J. Mercado Martinez, MD, PhD||University of Guadalajara, Mexico|
|Kristy Kiel Martyn, PhD, RN, CPNP-BC||Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA|
|Maria Mayan, PhD||University of Alberta, Canada.|
|Michele J. McIntosh, RN, PhD||Trent University, CA|
|William L. Miller, MD, MA||Lehigh Valley Health Network, Pennsylvania|
|Carl Mitcham, BA, MA, PhD||Colorado School of Mines, USA|
|María Elisa Moreno Fergusson, DNS, BSN||Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia|
|David L. Morgan, PhD||Portland State University, USA|
|R. Austin Nation, PhD, RN, PHN||California State University, Fullerton, USA|
|Nancy A. Nickman, PhD, RPh||University of Utah, USA|
|Ariko Noji, RN, PHN, PhD||Chiba University, Japan|
|Joe Norris, BA, BEd, MA, PhD||Brock University, Canada|
|Joakim Öhlén, PhD||University of Gothenburg, Sweden|
|John Oliffe, PhD, MEd, RN||University of British Columbia, Canada|
|Louis A. Pagliaro, PharmD, PhD||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Patricia F. Pearce, MPH, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP||Loyola University New Orleans, USA|
|Pertti J. Pelto, PhD||University of Connecticut, USA|
|Marie Poggenpoel, RN, PhD, FANSA||University of Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Caroline Porr, BScN, MN, PhD, CCHN( C )||Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada|
|Katherine Quinn, PhD||Medical College of Wisconsin, USA|
|Marilyn A. Ray, RN, PhD, CTN-A||Florida Atlantic University, USA|
|Carole A. Robinson, PhD||University of British Columbia, Canada|
|Bukola (Oladunni) Salami, RN, MN, PhD||University of Alberta|
|Sally Sargeant, PhD, CPsychol||Southern Cross University, Australia|
|Judy Z. Segal, PhD||University of British Columbia|
|Kyung Rim Shin, EdD||Ewha Woman's University, South Korea|
|Shirley Solberg, PhD, RN||Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada|
|Massimiliano Tarozzi, PhD||University of Bologna, Italy|
|Charee Thompson, PhD||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Earmporn Thongkrajai, RN, PhD||Khon Kaen University, Thailand|
|Sally E. Thorne, PhD||University of British Columbia, Canada|
|Martin Tolich, PhD||University of Otago|
|Lillian Tom-Orme, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN||University of Utah|
|Bernardo Turnbull, DPhil||Universidad Iberoamericana, México, Mexico|
|Deborah K. van den Hoonaard||St. Thomas University, Canada|
|Max van Manen, PhD||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Betty Wills, RN, MPhil, MICM, PhD|
|Judith Wuest, PhD||University of New Brunswick, Canada|
Qualitative Health Research (QHR) is an international, interdisciplinary, refereed journal for the enhancement of health care and furthering the development and understanding of qualitative research methods in health care settings. We welcome manuscripts in the following areas: the description and analysis of the illness experience, health and health-seeking behaviors, the experiences of caregivers, the sociocultural organization of health care, health care policy, and related topics. We also consider critical reviews; articles addressing qualitative methods; and commentaries on conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues pertaining to qualitative inquiry.
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QHR is only considering Original Research for publication and is no longer accepting Literature Reviews, Systematic Reviews, Meta-Analyses, or Meta-Synthesis articles.
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