Health Citizenship – is participation always effective?


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Health citizenship is integral to improving the quality and safety of person centred, culturally appropriate, evidence-based health and social care in the quest to achieve the best possible outcomes with regards to health and wellbeing for individuals and populations. The concept of health citizenship therefore pays particular attention to the active involvement of patients and services users ‘of health and social care systems.


List of topic areas

  • First nations peoples experience of healthcare; 
  • suicide prevention and digital technology; 
  • the digital divide in rural and remote communities; 
  • health informatics and policy/practice gaps; 
  • health citizenship in developing countries 


Guest Editors 

Dianne Wepa,
Charles Darwin University,
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Md Shafiqur Rahman Jabin
University of Bradford
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Srishti Sharma,
Auckland University of Technology,
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Charles Mpofu,
James Cook University,
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Ray Samuriwo,
Edinburgh Napier University,
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Submissions Information

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Key Deadlines

Opening date for manuscripts submissions: 8 April 2024
Closing date for manuscripts submission: 8 July 2024