Special Issue "Medical Trauma in Children"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Global and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 March 2024 | Viewed by 136

Special Issue Editors

Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ariel University, Ariel 4070000, Israel
Interests: PTSD; post-traumatic growth (PTG) processes; medical trauma; traumatic distress among refugees
Dr. David Turgoose
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Guest Editor
Schhol of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Interests: PTSD; complex-PTSD; medical trauma; attachment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I hope that this letter finds you well. We are excited to announce a Special Issue of Children dedicated to exploring the critical issue of medical trauma among children. We invite you to contribute your expertise to this important project.

Medical trauma is a significant concern affecting countless children worldwide, often leaving long-lasting emotional and psychological scars. This Special Issue aims to shed light on the various facets of this issue, ranging from the causes and manifestations of trauma to innovative interventions and best practices in paediatric healthcare. By bringing together diverse perspectives and research findings, we will advance our understanding of medical trauma among children and improve their well-being.

Your contributions to this Special Issue could cover a wide range of areas, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Identifying risk factors for medical trauma in paediatric patients;
  • Exploring the psychological impacts of medical procedures on children;
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to mitigate medical trauma;
  • Analysing the role of healthcare providers in addressing and preventing medical trauma.

Your research is invaluable in terms of addressing this pressing issue. We encourage you to submit your original articles, reviews, or case studies for publication in this Special Issue. Together, we can make a meaningful difference to the lives of children who have experienced medical trauma.

Please visit our journal's website for submission guidelines and important deadlines. Please reach out to us at [add email Address] if you have any questions or require further information.

Thank you for your dedication to improving paediatric healthcare and contributing to the advancement of our knowledge in this area.

Dr. Amichai Ben-Ari
Dr. David Turgoose
Prof. Dr. Vito Pavone
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • medical phobia
  • traumatic medical event
  • paediatric post-traumatic stress disorder
  • paediatric medical trauma
  • children's medical experiences
  • emotional impact on paediatric patients
  • coping mechanisms
  • trauma prevention strategies
  • paediatric pain management and distress
  • paediatric healthcare resilience
  • parental responses to mitigate paediatric medical stress

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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