Special Issue on Caregivers and Care Recipients: The Grown-Ups and Children of Society

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2020

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

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Giannoula Melea
      Department of Surgery, Attikon University Hospital, Chaidari, Greece
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    • Nektaria Glimpatsa
      Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    • Mary Gouva
      School of Health, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
    • Georgios Tsioumanis
      School of Health and Welfare Professions, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    • Theodossios Paralikas
      School of Health and Welfare Professions, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    • Eirini Tsioumani
      Department of Education Science, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Greece
    • Aristotelis Maglousidis
      Artificial Kidney Unit, Ippokration General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Introduction

    Naturally in society it can be observed, that there are 2 kinds of people which is undependable of their age; people who care about others (nurses, doctors, other health professionals like dentists, nutritionists and psychologists, beauty professionals like hairdressers and nail & make-up artists, any service providers, scientists, teachers, producers, sponsors) and those who receive other’s care (patients, clients, customers, students, athletes, artists). Those roles are also evident among a family’s members, even if it means that the husband becomes treated as a child. Metaphorically, the caregivers can be considered as the adults, protecting and providing for the children, who in this case are the care recipients. This pattern can also be observed in any small or large social construct, such as the workplace (e.g. secretaries and officers, janitors and personnel), a town’s community (e.g. priests and parishioners, mayors and locals), a nation or a union of them (e.g. presidents and citizens, European Parliament and Europeans).
    But can the caregivers’ resources be unlimitedly provided for the care recipients taking? The answer is surely negative; strict economy of resources and energy is the only way to not tip off the balance. How would the world be, if there was only either one kind? Caregiving comes with a toll; from insignificant to unbearable and self-destroying. And last but not least, who cares about the caregivers? They do need it.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Care
    2. Caregivers
    3. Burn-out
    4. Developmental Psychology
    5. Resource Management

  • 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.

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  • 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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