Patient Education and Counseling

Patient Education and Counseling

Official journal of EACH, the European Association for Communication in Healthcare and AACH, the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare





Editor-in-Chief:Arnstein Finset, PhD





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Patient Education and Counseling is an interdisciplinary, international journal for patient education and health promotion researchers, managers, physicians, nurses and other health care providers. The journal seeks to explore and elucidate educational, counseling and communication models in health care. Its aim is to provide a forum for fundamental as well as applied research, and to promote the study of the delivery of patient education, counseling, and health promotion services, including training models and organizational issues in improving communication between providers and patients.

The journal welcomes unsolicited manuscripts related to the field of patient education, counseling, clinical health promotion and communication in health care.

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An increasing number of readers access the journal online via ScienceDirect, one of the world's most advanced web delivery systems for scientific, technical and medical information.

Average monthly article downloads for this journal: 42,615*
* Figure is an average based on full text articles downloaded monthly via ScienceDirect between August 2008 and March 2009


Patient Education Researchers, Managers and Counselors, Health Educators and Health Care Providers, Psychologists and Sociologists, concerned with information, education and counseling of patients.

Abstracting and Indexing

Annals of Behavioral Medicine, CINAHL, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, EMBASE, ERA (Educational Research Abstracts Online), Health Promotion and Education Database, Hospital Literature Index, International Nursing Index, Inventory of Marriage and Family Literature, MEDLINE®, Pascal et Francis (INST-CNRS), PsycINFO Psychological Abstracts, Scopus, Sociedad Iberoamericana de Informacion Cientifica (SIIC) Data Bases
Editor-in-Chief Arnstein. Finset PhDUniversity of Oslo, P.O. Box 1111, Blindern, 0317 Oslo, Norway, Deputy Editors R.L. Hulsman Amsterdam,The Netherlands, P.J. Schulz Lugano, Switzerland, Special Issues Editor A. Visser Abraham Kuyperlaan 91A, 3038 PG Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Consulting Editor L. W. Green San Francisco, CA, USA, Associate Editors P. Butow Sydney, Australia, S. Reis Haifa, Israel, P. Salmon Liverpool, UK, C. Zimmermann Verona, Italy, Medical Education Editors D. Steele El Paso, TX, USA, R.L. Hulsman Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Reflective Practice Editors E. Rider Boston, MA, USA, S. Reis Haifa, Israel, Advisory Board J-P. Assal Geneva, Switzerland, J. Bensing Utrecht, The Netherlands, A. Deccache Brussels, Belgium, C. Herbert London, ON, Canada, H. Leventhal New Brunswick, NJ, USA, F.J. Snoek Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Editorial Board M.C. Beach Baltimore, MD, USA, A. Bredart Paris, France, C. Charles Hamilton, ON, Canada, L. Cooper Baltimore, MD, USA, S. van Dulmen Utrecht, The Netherlands, M. Farrell Milwaukee, WI, USA, A. Golay Geneva, Switzerland, P. Gremigni Bologna, Italy, M. Holmes-Rovner East Lansing, MI, USA, D. C. Iverson Wollongong, NSW, Australia, S. Keller Honolulu, HI, USA, S. Kurtz Calgary, AB, Canada, W. Langewitz Basel, Switzerland, G. Makoul Chicago, IL, USA, A. Meyer-Weitz Durban, South Africa, A. Ojanlatva Turku, Finland, L. Del Piccolo Verona, Italy, M. Poskiparta Jyvaskyla, Finland, D. Roter Baltimore, MD, USA, D. Schillinger San Francisco, CA, USA, B. L. Sleath Chapel Hill, NC, USA, R. Vander Stichele Gent, Belgium, R. Street College Station, TX, USA, E. Taal Enschede, The Netherlands, K. Tercyak Washington DC, USA, L. Tooth Herston, Brisbane, Australia, P. F. M. Verhaak Utrecht, The Netherlands, M. Wolf Chicago, USA, V. N. Yebei Eldoret, Kenya, F.J. van Zuuren Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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