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Aims and scope

Journal of Pandemic Disaster and Recession is a multidisciplinary forum for the discussion of a range of issues related to the delivery of spiritual care across various settings. It encourages a creative collaboration and interface between health and social care practitioners in internationally and consolidates different traditions of discourse and communication research in its commitment to an understanding of psychosocial, cultural and ethical aspects of healthcare in contemporary societies. It is responsive to both ecumenical and interfaith agendas as well as those from a humanist perspective. The journal focuses on ensuring that the essential knowledge, skills and character required to perform chaplaincy services in a range of health and social care contexts. It fosters ethical practice; enhanced discourse and communication skills; philosophical and critical understanding; proficiency in assessment, intervention and evaluation; research literacy; team working and awareness of the contribution of other disciplines in the delivery of health and social care. It enables to offer staff support, enhance organisational spirituality and contribute to health and wellbeing in their communities. Priority is given to methodological, comparative and theoretical advances. The journal also publishes occasional special issues. Its special thematic issues contribute to the confrontation of scholarly perspectives on overlooked problems – a must-read for faculty, doctoral and graduate students.

Subject Areas

Journal of Pandemic Disaster and Recession consistently covers a wide array of subject areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Inequalities in healthcare provision
  • Creating parity of physical and mental health
  • Implications of and caring for an ageing population
  • Creating healthy workforces
  • Education and training of professionals
  • Care and value for money
  • Management of health and care services
  • Health service delivery and quality
  • Policy and practice in healthcare management
  • Criminal behaviour and impact on society
  • Health and care in the criminal and civil justice systems
  • Aggression, conflict and peace
  • Human rights
  • Enabling technologies
  • Substance abuse and misuse – drugs and alcohol
  • Learning and intellectual disabilities
  • Therapeutic communities
  • Adult protection and safeguarding
  • Public mental health
  • Children’s services
  • Food and nutrition
  • Autism
  • Migration
  • Integrated care
  • Dual diagnosis

KMF Publication Ethics Statement

Journal of Pandemic Disaster and Recession is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. KMF takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. KMF takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use latest software to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal’s News & Announcements section.

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Journal of Pandemic Disaster and Recession will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law. The copyright is retained by the author(s). KMF will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2021 by the authors; licensee KMF. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law.


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Announcement and Advertisement

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