The new collection in BMC Emergency Medicine, entitled "Violent crimes in the pre-hospital and hospital setting" has been created with a specific set of aims, scope, and objectives in mind.
The primary aim of this collection is to offer a dedicated platform for clinicians, researchers, and healthcare professionals globally to share their latest discoveries, insights, and experiences related to the management of violent crimes in both pre-hospital and emergency department settings. We aim to foster a collaborative dialogue to enhance our understanding of this critical and complex issue.
In order to achieve this, the scope of this collection is broad, encompassing all aspects of the epidemiology and management of violent crimes in the specified settings. It seeks to shed light on diverse topics, including but not limited to, the physical impact of violence on victims, the role of healthcare professionals in recognizing and responding to these crimes, and the implementation of policies and strategies to mitigate such incidents. We encourage submissions of original research articles, reviews, and perspective pieces that offer novel and clinically relevant insights.
The key objectives of this collection are three-fold. First, to establish a robust, evidence-based foundation on which healthcare professionals can form strategies to recognize, address, and manage the effects of violent crimes on patients. Second, to stimulate further research and innovation in this area, fostering advancements in practice and policy that can lead to improved patient care and safety. Lastly, to raise awareness and promote dialogue among the healthcare community and the public at large about the challenges and complexities of dealing with violent crimes in the healthcare environment.
By pursuing these objectives, we hope to make a tangible contribution to the critical issue of violent crimes in pre-hospital and hospital setting, ultimately improving patient outcomes and healthcare provider safety.
When submitting your work, please indicate in your cover letter that it is intended for the "Violent crimes in the pre-hospital and hospital setting" collection. You can email your pre-submission queries to the Editor of BMC Emergency Medicine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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