Medical Encounter Editorial Content
Editor: Paul Haidet
Managing Editor: Laura Singler
Editor Emeritus: Dennis Novack
Organizational Culture in Healthcare
Editor: Chris Stillwell
This column focuses on healthcare organizations that are undertaking intentional cultural change efforts, such as improving the impact of organizational assumptions, expectations, norms and values. Articles addressing either culture change processes or change outcomes are welcome.
Editor: Alyce Getler
This column presents clinical, theoretical and research data from the behavioral sciences. Articles should be relevant to understanding and improving the patient-physician relationship, enhancing patient self-efficacy and addressing mental health and psychosocial issues that influence illness, adherence and patient well-being.
Editor: Elizabeth Rider
Inaugurated in 2000, this column is devoted to work with children, adolescents and their families. Narratives, essays, short research reports or summaries, editorials and other pieces are welcome.
Medical Encounter accepts reviews of recent books on topics pertinent to communication and the clinician-patient relationship. Reviews should be concise and emphasize the reasons AACH member might want to read the work.
Editor: Jack Coulehan
This column celebrates the importance of word and image, metaphor and meaning in healthcare practice. We invite submissions of original poetry, prose commentaries on poems and reflections on the role of poetry in healing and the patient-clinician relationship. Please include a short prose commentary (300 to 500 words) with each poetry submission, describing it's context or inspiration.
The research column provides a forum for AACH members and others to present relevant investigative projects and ideas to the ME readership. Articles may fall anywhere along the spectrum from an early "progress report” to a summary of a previously published project.
Editor: Shakaib Rehman
This column is devoted to introducing AACH members to each other to foster a sense of community. If you have a suggestion for a member feature, please contact the editor.
Narratives and Health
Editor: Monica Broome
Medical Encounter welcomes personal narratives on caring, patient-provider relationships, humanism in healthcare, professionalism and its challenges, patients’ perspectives and collaboration in patient care and counseling.
Editor: Open - Contact Laura Singler
This column addresses relevant or current issues of concern in the areas of evaluation of clinical skills in undergraduate and graduate healthcare education.
Ethics & Controversies
Editor: Aanand D. Nalik
Editor: Gretchen Lovett
From the Field
Editor: Kit Gracey
A series of occasional reflections on clinical practice, education, administration, values in action, sense-making and life.
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