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Special Issue "Palliative Care to Improve Quality of Life for Cancer Patients"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 111

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Katarzyna Hojan
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Guest Editor
Department of Rehabilitation, Greater Poland Cancer Centre, 15 Garbary St., 61-866 Poznan, Poland
Interests: cancer rehabilitation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Palliative care is an interdisciplinary medical caregiving approach aimed at improving and optimizing quality of life for patients and their families. It aims to mitigate suffering among people with serious and terminal illnesses. Symptoms may include pain, depression, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, sleeping difficulties, and anxiety. The interdisciplinary team help patients gain the strength to carry on with daily life. Therefore, we invite authors to present scientific papers on the implementation of different options of care in palliative medicine for patients suffering terminal illnesses. Contributions may also cover the fields of rehabilitation medicine, nutrition, psycho-oncological or psycho-social fields, as well as occupational and integrative care. Specifically, we seek submissions on the provision and delivery of patient-centered care in palliative medicine. 

This Special Issue aims to present the diversity and knowledge gaps in the research on the effectiveness of palliative care on quality of life among patients suffering different types of cancer. We particularly welcome contributions from writers that specialize in childhood cancer. 
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Dr. Katarzyna Hojan
Guest Editor

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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2500 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.


  • supportive care
  • oncology
  • cancer rehabilitation
  • palliative medicine
  • psychosocial care
  • integrative care
  • occupational therapy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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