Academic & Clinical Publications

PUBLICATION PROGRAMME OF THE SOCIETY

A.            EUROPEAN JOURNAL FOR PERSON CENTERED HEALTHCARE (EJPCH)

ISSN (Print): 2052-5648.  ISSN (Online): 2052-5656.  Website: www.ejpch.org 
Editor-in-Chief: Professor Andrew Miles.

A learned Society needs an Official Journal to function as its major vehicle for the stimulation of scholarly interchange and collaboration and to publish basic and applied research of direct relevance to the development of person-centered models of healthcare.  The Society therefore commenced the publication of a new periodical for this purpose in 2013, entitled the European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare (EJPCH).  

The new journal, currently in its 3rd volume of publication, is available free of charge on-line to paid up members of the Society at all grades of membership.  The journal will also publish Special Supplements deriving from the European Conferences of the Society. 

For further information on the European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, contact Professor Andrew Miles:  andrew.miles@pchealthcare.org.uk

B.            MAJOR ACADEMIC/CLINICAL TEXTBOOK FOR THE STUDY, PRACTICE AND TEACHING OF PERSON-CENTERED HEALTHCARE

Person-Centered Healthcare. How to Practise and Teach PCH. (Miles, A., Ed).
European Society for Person Centered Healthcare and the University of Buckingham Press Ltd. [ISBN 978-1-908684-27-1]. 50 chapters. pp. 750 (approx.) €75.00. (Pre-publication price: €55.  ESPCH members: €40). Available Autmn 2016.

A further major initiative within the Publications Programme of the Society will be the production of an important and substantial text.  The new volume, illustrated above, is being designed specifically to guide person-centered clinical practice and to provide material for undergraduate and postgraduate person-centered teaching and the design of educational courses.  The 50 individual chapters are currently being written. The Editor of the volume is Professor Andrew Miles, with senior colleagues drawn internationally acting as Section Editors within the text. The volume is a joint publication between the Society and the University of Buckingham Press, UK.

For further information and to place orders at the pre-publication or especially discounted ESPCH membership prices, please contact Mr. Enrique Martin at:  enrique.martin@pchealthcare.org.uk

C.            THE CLINICAL PRACTITIONER HANDBOOK SERIES ON PERSON-CENTERED HEALTHCARE

In order to provide practical guidance for clinicians on how to increase the person-centeredness of their clinical care, i.e., how to combine science with humanism in the care of the sick patient, a flagship initiative of the Society, the ‘Clinical Practitioner Handbook Series’, will produce (via the SIG Network of the Society), a large range of diagnoses-specific clinical handbooks.  The handbooks will augment the biomedical and technological algorithms approved by European and World clinical societies with person-centered prompts and evaluative audit indices alongside the ‘EBM’-type prescriptions.  In this way, practitioners can become confident that by using such handbooks they will provide for the patient a superior form of clinical practice: one that remains fully science-based, but one which is also completely humanistic.

For further information on the Clinical Practitioner Handbook Series on Person-Centered Healthcare, contact Professor Andrew Miles: andrew.miles@pchealthcare.org.uk

D.            CLINICAL CONDITION-SPECIFIC PCH JOURNALS 

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In addition to the EJPCH, the Official Journal of the Society, the ESPCH will in addition publish a range of quarterly clinical condition-specific clinical journals. The journals are designed specifically to enhance the level of communication in their areas of interest and will be edited and led by distinguished experts in the field assisted by strong editorial boards of clinicians, academics, managers and health policy-makers from across the entirety of Europe and elsewhere.

The first of these journals, the European Journal for Person-centered HIV/AIDS Care, will commence publication at the end of September 2014.

For further information on the clinical condition-specific PCH journals, please contact Professor Andrew Miles: andrew.miles@pchealthcare.org.uk

E.            e-BULLETIN OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR PERSON CENTERED HEALTHCARE

 
In addition to the above publication initiatives, the Society will also publish a bi-monthly e-Bulletin. The purpose of the e-Bulletin is designed to maintain constant contact of the Society with its members and provide information judged useful to members by the Society. The e-Bulletin will contain: (1) A Message from the President and Chairman of Council, (2) Continuous Updates from the Senior VP on the work and progress of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs), (3) Publication Alerts to ‘hot off the press’ publications of relevance to PCH appearing within the international literature, (4) A Conferences Diary, (5) Communications from members in the form of Letters to the Society and (6) Advertisements of relevance to PCH.

For further information on the e-Bulletin of the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare, contact Professor Andrew Miles: andrew.miles@pchealthcare.org.uk