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Purpose and Aims

The main purpose of Connect is to provide a forum for critical care nurses and practitioners around the world to share good practice and research that has an impact on patient outcomes and practice innovations. It aims to be the voice of critical care nurses and allied practitioners world-wide. It also aims to empower persons with a critical illness experience and their families and caregivers to have a voice and to be able to inform and inspire the critical care community through making their perspectives, struggles and successes visible.

One of the founding principles of the journal is that of support of advancement of the critical care nursing specialty. The main focus of Connect is clinical practice, and the editors are particularly keen to receive articles that describe or evaluate developments in nursing as well as implementation of research into practice.

The journal contains a mixture of articles, including reports of original research, practice innovations, including approaches to collaborative practice and inter-professional education and collaboration, systematic and narrative literature reviews, case studies, continuing education articles, articles discussing methodological issues, letters, conference reports, clinical skills guidelines, news items and, of course, information about developments in WFCCN. Connect also invites reflections of practitioners and individuals with a critical illness experience.

Connect aims to create a nurturing environment that enables all critical care practitioners to have a voice. For this reason, no articles are rejected on the basis of language, and the editors undertake to provide help to authors, especially those writing in a second language.