Special Issue on Disability from Different Nursing Perspectives

Submission Deadline: Sep. 30, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Amal Khalil
      Department of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Menoufyia University, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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    • Hend Alnajjar
      College of Nursing, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    • Howieda Fouly
      Associate professor of Maternity nursing, Asyut, Egypt
    • Hanan Elkafafi
      Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
    • Ola Esheiba
      Department of Community Nursing, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
    • Wafaa Bin Ali
      College of Nursing, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    • Howaida Saati
      College of Nursing, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Introduction

    According to many definitions, a disability or functional impairment is an impairment that may be cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, sensory, or some combination of these. Other definitions describe disability as the societal disadvantage arising from such impairments. Disability substantially affects a person's life activities and may be present from birth or occur during a person's lifetime.
    WHO defined disabilities as an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity restrictions, and limitations. Thus disability is not just a health problem. It is a complex phenomenon, reflecting the interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives. Overcoming the difficulties faced by people with disabilities requires interventions to remove environmental and social barriers. Disability could affect all age groups starting from childhood to the elderly. WHO estimates that more than one billion people (mostly older people and people with disabilities) is expected to increase to beyond two billion by 2050.
    People with disabilities have greater health needs than the general population; however they also experience greater inequality in accessing healthcare. Nurses have a primary role in supporting these patients to access adequate healthcare and experience optimal health. Moreover, Nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing recognize that disability can take a variety of forms and affect the physical, mental, sensory, psychological and social ability of the person. Persons with a disability have the right to complete integration and inclusion within the community, family, school and workplace and assistance should be provided for this to take place.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Disability
    2. Intellectual, Children, Elderly
    3. Nursing Interventions, Integration
    4. Services Provided, Attitudes, Care Givers
    5. Palliative Care
    6. Psychosocial Intervention

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.nursingscience.net/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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