Call for papers for a special focused issue of Worldviews:

Interventions to Improve Mental Health and Well-Being, Physical Health and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in Nurses and Other Healthcare Clinicians

Manuscript Due: 31 August 2019

About the Special Issue

Burnout and depression are currently affecting more than 50% of nurses, physicians and other healthcare providers and threaten healthcare quality and safety throughout the world. Suicides among nurses, physicians and other healthcare providers are increasing. As a result, the National Academy of Medicine launched the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience to raise visibility on this issue and develop evidence-based solutions. This is a call for papers on this highly important topic—especially intervention studies to improve nurse and clinician well-being and resilience or systematic reviews on the topic. Deadline for submission is August 31, 2019 for a special edition of Worldviews in early 2020.

This special issue of Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing, ranked #8 out of 118 journals in the ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking with an impact factor of 2.14, will consider original articles for this special focused issue of the journal that include:

  • Primary research that evaluated the use of an intervention to decrease burnout and depression or to improve coping and resiliency in nurses or other healthcare clinicians.
  • Primary research that evaluated the use of an intervention to improve the healthy lifestyle behaviors and mental or physical health of nurses and other healthcare providers.
  • Reports of innovations to improve mental or physical health in nurses and other healthcare clinicians.
  • Systematic reviews on interventions to improve mental health, physical health or healthy lifestyle behaviors in nurses and other healthcare clinicians.  

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should be up to 5,000 words and follow the guidelines for authors at:


Deadline for submission of papers is 31 August 2019. Inquiries should be directed to Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, FAAN, Editor, at Melnyk.15@osu.edu.

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