Journal: Nephron

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2024

Nephron is calling for research articles, reviews, and case studies that present novel insights into person-centered healthcare in nephrology for the "World Kidney Health" section of the journal. Person-centered healthcare is more than patient-centered healthcare in that the patient (and carers such as family members) is an equal partner in the design and co-production of kidney healthcare. Person-centered healthcare is an approach to practice established through the formation and fostering of mutual and respectful relationships between all healthcare providers, service users (patients/consumers), and others significant to them in their lives.

Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:  

  • Person-centered care along the chronic kidney disease trajectory 
  • Person-centered care and its role and potential for an integrated response to health needs of people living with kidney failure 
  • Service delivery approaches to embedding person-centered care in kidney services 
  • Pilot and/or feasibility studies of person-centered care interventions for people with kidney disease/failure and/or receiving kidney replacement therapy 
  • Qualitative studies of patients or carers receiving person-centered care 
  • Facilitators and barriers to delivering person-centered care 
  • Value-based healthcare approaches or cost-effectiveness of delivery person-centered care in kidney services


Please select the option “Call for Papers: Person-Centered Healthcare in Nephrology” when submitting your manuscript and mention this Call for Papers in your cover letter. 

Nephron supports Open Access publications. Corresponding authors can publish Open Access articles at no or reduced cost if they are associated with or employed by one of  these universities/institutions.

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