ISF/SelfCare Essay Prize


The ISF/SelfCare Prize Essay is an annual competition and prize for the best original essay that furthers the practice or understanding of self-care and healthy lifestyles. The organisers and sponsors of the prize essay are the International Self-Care Foundation (ISF) and the journal SelfCare.

The objective of the prize essay is to encourage the development and raise the profile of the subject of self-care. The winning essay(s) will be published as a citable paper in SelfCare subject to the usual editorial review considerations.

In 2016/2017 the winning essay was by Dr Erlene Grise-Owens from the USA, entitled
“Self-Care and Wellness: Imperatives for Helping Professions”.

In 2015/2016 the winning essay was from the USA, Mr Alexander Kusher, entitled: Impact of Community Pharmacist Intervention on Self-Care and Behavior Change of Patients with Diabetes and/or Hypertension.

Mr Kusher receives a prize certificate and the first prize of £1500. Read the essay here.

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The two runners up were Kathrine Gibson Smith from the UK with an essay entitled: Self care behaviour change: reaching the unreached; and Aneesa Bodiat from South Africa with an essay entitled: How should healthcare systems encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles? Each runner up receives a prize certificate and £750.

Going forwards, the International Self-Care Foundation and SelfCare journal announce the launch of the annual award for the best paper published in SelfCare in that calendar year. The prize of £750 is awarded to the author(s) of the paper* judged by the editorial team to represent the highest quality and most stimulating content.

The winner for 2018 will be announced on 31st January 2019

Make sure your paper is considered for next years’ prize by submitting your work to SelfCare in 2018.

* The award will be paid to the corresponding author, and in the event of multiple authors it is the responsibility of the corresponding author to divide the prize as they deem appropriate. ISF and SelfCare take no responsibility for this decision.

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