Health Researchers: Call for Papers on Person-Centered Care

Call for Papers: The Clinical Gerontologist (Special Issue)

Person-Centered Care: Measurement, Implementation, and Outcomes

Person-centered care incorporates the unique life history of older adults and emphasizes relationships and communication. The past two decades has seen a rise in a desire to transform care of older adults from a task-centered to person-centered. However, there is a dearth of empirical research on measuring and implementing person-centered approaches, in addition to assessing the impact of person-centered care on mental health outcomes. In an effort to advance the existing literature on person-centered care, we invite authors to contribute original research papers that:

• Address issues surrounding defining and measuring person-centered care,

• Include empirical findings on the impact of person-centered care, and/or

• Address issues related to implementing person-centered care in long-term care settings

Manuscripts must include mental health implications. Authors are strongly encouraged to address how the findings might relate to diverse ethnic/racial groups. Multidisciplinary contributions are welcome.

Please send completed manuscripts to Associate Editor, Marie Savundranayagam at

Author Guidelines for The Clinical Gerontologist can be found at:

Associate Editor: Marie Y. Savundranayagam, PhD, Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2011
Print Publication Date: March 2012
Marie Y. Savundranayagam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Work
Associate Editor: The Clinical Gerontologist
Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar: Cohort VII
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
1059 Enderis Hall
P.O. Box 786
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: (414) 229-6034
Fax: (414) 229-5311

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