Patient Experience Journal (PXJ) is excited to announce the call for submissions for its July/August 2022 special issue on the impact that caring for the healthcare workforce can have on transforming the human experience. Well before the pandemic and elevated by it, the importance of the healthcare workforce in ensuing the best in experience has been essential. It is why at the heart of the definition of patient experience itself, that culture is identified as an essential element. More so, the Declaration for Human Experience (https://transformhx.org/) reinforced this through a foundational commitment to “understand and act on the needs and vulnerabilities of the healthcare workforce to honor their commitment and reaffirm and reenergize their purpose.” This special issue will look for pieces that address evidence-based efforts at addressing workforce experience, reveal practices that are focused on caring for the healthcare workforce and share personal stories of the impact these issues have had. Through this special issue, PXJ looks to not only build a foundational collection of knowledge and information that will continue to push the conversation on experience forward, but also create a platform for action in addressing this issue that rests firmly at the heart of healthcare.
Journal P. Special Issue – July/August 2022: Elevating the human experience through caring for the healthcare workforce. Patient Experience Journal. 2021; 8(2):100-101. doi: 10.35680/2372-0247.1628.