Research on the Primary Care Services, Patients Safety and Primary Healthcare Workers Training in the Face of Adversity
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 3552
2. Family Health Unit Beira Ria, 3830-596 Gafanha da Nazaré, Portugal
Interests: multimorbidity; chronic diseases; family medicine; primary care; quality of life; geriatrics; public health
We can all agree that we are living in unique and challenging times, not only for patients but also for primary healthcare workers (doctors, nurses, community pharmacists, psychologists, dentists, and so many others who work in teams providing primary care). In this uncertainty that we are currently experiencing, as a primary healthcare worker, I am finding work much more challenging than I had anticipated. Primary care services have changed due to the pandemic, with increases in online bookings and remote consultations, after which new scenarios of war are now increasing the risk of infectious diseases and threatening the lives of several people. Primary care services play an important role in preventing ill health, both physically and mentally, not only of our patients and their families but also of migrants and refugees,. The purpose of this Special Issue, “Research on the Primary Care Services, Patients Safety and Primary Healthcare Workers Training in the face of adversity” of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, is to gather recent research that shows the importance of primary care services for surpassing current health challenges. We look forward to submissions that include theory-based investigations in the form of experimental studies, observational designs with follow-up measurements, or systematic reviews. This Special Issue plans to answer the following questions (although similar research questions may be considered): How do patients access primary care services nowadays? Does digital technology promote health equality in primary care services? What are the new strategies for primary care services in adapting to current adversities? Are primary care teams resilient enough? Have the roles of the primary healthcare workers (doctors, nurses, community pharmacists, psychologists, dentists, and all others who work in teams providing primary care) changed? How can primary care teams increase patients’ safety? Do we need to change the future training of primary healthcare workers and address how to face adversity?
Prof. Dr. Filipe Prazeres
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- primary care
- family medicine
- health equality
- patient access
- role of the primary healthcare workers
- patients’ safety
- training of primary healthcare workers
- community pharmacists