Special Issue "Medication Experiences II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 8138
Interests: Information processing and decision making related to the provision, use, and evaluation of drug products and pharmacist services
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In light of the positive response to our first Special Issue on Medication Experiences published in 2021 (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/pharmacy/special_issues/Medication_Experiences), I invite you to submit a manuscript to the Special Issue “Medication Experiences” in the journal Pharmacy—an open-access journal with a focus on pharmacy education and practice.
As an example, you may wish to take a look at previous Special Issues: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/pharmacy/special_issues
Submissions within this Special Issue will be processed and published free of charge. If the Special Issue publishes more than 10 papers, the publisher will print a book edition. The book would be made available, in digital format (for free) and paperback copies (ordered via Amazon), on the MDPI platform (http://books.mdpi.com).
Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787) is an international scientific open access journal on pharmacy education and practice published quarterly online by MDPI. The journal has already been indexed by PubMed, ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index), and Web of Science. Furthermore, Pharmacy is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and, accordingly, submissions are peer reviewed rigorously to ensure that they conform to the highest standards in their field.
For the Special Issue on “Medication Experiences” we seek a full breadth of manuscripts addressing topics including, but not limited to: (1) individuals’ subjective lived experience of taking medications in their daily lives; (2) symbolism that medications hold for people; (3) meanings of medications for people; (4) positive or negative bodily effects people experience from medications; (5) dealing with the unremitting nature of chronic medication use; (6) exerting control over their medications; (7) medications as a life savior or a life burden; (8) beliefs, information processing, and decision making about medications; (9) helpful service designs for using medications; and (10) patient-reported outcomes regarding medications. We seek manuscripts of all types including: reviews, commentaries, idea papers, case studies, demonstration studies, and research studies.
The overall goal of this Special Issue on “Medication Experiences II” is to give the reader a state-of-the-art synopsis of the medication experience domain at this point in time. To accomplish this goal, we seek papers that address the social, psychosocial, political, legal, historic, clinical, and economic factors that are associated with medication experiences. Papers that translate concepts from other domains into the medication experiences realm will be instructive to our audience and are welcome for this Special Issue.
Please note that we have framed this Special Issue using ideas published by experts in the medication experience domain, including:
Camporesi, Silvia. “Pharmacopoeia, or How Many Pills Do We Take in a Lifetime?” Humanities and Health, April 28, 2011, King’s College London.
Cervasev, Alina, Sonja Kuftinec, Ryan M. Bortz, Jon C. Schommer, and Paul L. Ranelli, “Using Theater as an Educational Tool for Understanding Medication Experiences from the Patient Perspective,” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Special Issue: The Arts In Health Professions Education, 2020, Vol. 84, No. 4, Article 7606, 459–465.
Cipolle, Robert J., Linda M. Strand, and Peter C. Morley, “The Patient’s Medication Experience,” in Pharmaceutical Care Practice, The Clinician’s Guide, Second Edition, 2004, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., New York, 102–117.
Mohammed, Mohammed, Rebekah J. Moles, and Timothy F. Chen, “Medication-related burden and patients’ lived experience with medicine: a systematic review and metasythesis of qualitative studies,” BMJ Open, 2016, Vol. 6, e010035. Doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010035.
Shoemaker, Sarah J. and Djenane Ramalho de Oliveira. “Understanding the Meaning of Medications for Patients: The Medication Experience,” Pharm World Sci, 2009, Vol. 30: 86–91.
Shoemaker, Sarah J., Djenane Ramalho de Oliveira, Mateus Alves, and Mollie Ekstrand, “The Medication Experience: Preliminary Evidence of Its Value for Patient Education and Counseling on Chronic Medications,” Patient Education and Counseling, 2011, Vol. 83, No. 3, 443–450.
Sanchez, Luz Dalia, “Medication Experiences of Hispanic People Living with HIV/AIDS,” INNOVATIONS in pharmacy, 2010, Vol. 1, No. 1, Article 6 (9 pages).
Singh, Reshmi L., Jon C. Schommer, Marcia M. Worley, and Cynthia Peden-McAlpine, “Antidepressant Use Amongst College Students’: Findings of a Phenomenology Study,” INNOVATIONS in pharmacy, 2012, Vol. 3, No. 2, Article 76, 13 pages.
We will certainly consider papers that use other frameworks, but wanted to let you know about the foundational context that we will be using as we construct this Special Issue.
Thank you for considering this invitation.
Prof. Dr. Jon Schommer
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. Pharmacy 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 1600 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.
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