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Call for Papers for the Journal of Elder Policy, Issue 4, 2021

3 Apr 2021 12:01 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

Older adults' perspectives on service needs and policy experience

Call for Papers for the Journal of Elder Policy, Issue 4, 2021

Editor-in-Chief: Eva Kahana PhD

Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Abstracts of 500 words are due by May 1, 2021.

Full papers (8000 -10000 words) due by Aug 15, 2021.

Older adults, whether aging in the community or in congregate settings are often recipients of services or benefits reflecting policies. While there is a large literature that focuses on programs and services aimed to benefit older adults, there has not been much exploration of the perceptions and experiences of older adults with entitlements and services.

To what extent do the services provided actually meet the needs of the older adults? Do they do so in a way that preserves the dignity of the person? Are there better policies that can benefit older adults?

To address these important questions, the Journal of Elder Policy is issuing a call for papers that examine older adults’ perspectives on service needs, service and policy experience. We welcome both empirical (qualitative and quantitative) and conceptual papers from diverse disciplines.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • ·        Experiences and perspectives of services (e.g. transportation, meal services, health, home care)
  • ·        Examples of positive program and service experiences of older adults
  • ·        Negative outcomes of well-meaning service policies
  • ·        Perceived needs vs. services provided for older adults
  • ·        Unintended harms of current policies
  • ·        Lived experiences of service recipients and their caregivers

Authors should send a 500 word abstract related to their paper by May 1 to Managing Assistant Editor, Kaitlyn Langendoerfer (kxb289@case.edu)

The Journal of Elder Policy is an Open Access Journal sponsored by Policy Studies Organization. There is no publication fee. All articles will be peer reviewed.

More information about the Aims and Scope of the journal can be found here: https://journalofelderpolicy.org/

A PDF version of this announcement can be found by clicking HERE.

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