Facus and Scope


Healthy Behavior Journal HBJ is aimed at providing recent findings in nursing studies with various designs such as original research, review articles, perspectives in nursing, and case study. 


The scope of Healthy Behavior Journal HBJ is all the fields in nursing studies as follows:

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Medical-surgical nursing (adult health nursing) is to promote health and prevent illness or injury in patients from 18 to older than 65 years old. This section includes the cardiovascular system, nervous system, respiratory system, urinary system, gastrointestinal system, musculoskeletal system, immunity, integument, endocrine, and pain management. 

Maternity Nursing and Midwefery

Maternity nursing refers to the areas of pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, healthy newborns, and women's reproductive health. The topics consist of biomedical aspects of pregnancy labor, maternal health, breastfeeding, birth care, hypertension during pregnancy, diagnosis of pregnancy, infant care, and health, fetal complications, weight gain, nutritional status, early intervention, and fetal death.

Pediatric Nursing

Pediatric nursing is the care of infants and children. The topic is in pediatrics and neonatal care, child health, pediatric nutrition, pediatric psychology, child well-being, and adverse childhood experiences, child poverty, pediatric hematology/oncology, child obesity, pediatric rheumatology, pediatric allergy and immunology, autism and developmental disabilities, pediatric critical care, child development & parenting, pediatric endocrinology, pedodontics, pediatric otolaryngology, and speech therapy.

Emergency Nursing

Emergency nursing focused on emergency conditions of all ages. The scope is in acute injury, sudden illness, anesthesiology, cardiology, resuscitation, trauma, disaster preparedness, toxicology, medical and pediatric emergencies, intensive care, diagnostic testing, decision-making and reflections on clinical practice, advanced medical life support, ambulatory services, chest Pain Emergency, disaster management, evidence-based emergency medicine, first aid, immediate responses to trauma, and trauma reports.

Nursing Management

Nursing management illuminates the practice of management, innovation, and leadership in nursing and health care. Inform practitioners and researchers in nursing management and leadership.  Scopes also related to nursing management and leadership, evidence for current practice, the impact of policy developments, and issues in governance, quality, and safety.

Psychiatric Nursing

Psychiatric nursing includes all scopes of mental health nursing such as neuroscience Psychology, mental illness, severe learning disability, personality disorder, community psychiatry, psychiatric diagnoses, neuropsychology, neurology, behavioral therapy, social psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry.

Community Nursing

Community Nursing covers primary and secondary care in rural and urban communities. This section provides a high level of advocacy for client-centered care needs, provision of health protection, promotion, and management of health problems. 

Gerontology Nursing / Aged Care

Gerontology Nursing / Aged Care provides studies on the care of older adults across the long-term continuum. The topic includes social determinants of health, health disparities, neighborhoods and health, aging and the life course, social relationships, social demography, biological risk, global aging, demography of older populations, the aging process, and healthy aging. 

Palliative Care

Palliative care focuses on palliative treatment, terminal care, terminally ill, hospice, death psychological aspects, and death moral-ethical aspects. In addition, the topic is also relief from pain and other distressing symptoms, dying, the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care, support system for patient’s illness and family, bereavement counseling, and quality of life.

Critical Nursing

Critical nursing covers the dynamic interaction of the critically ill patient, the critical care nurse, and the critical care environment to bring about optimal patient outcomes through nursing proficiency within an environment conducive to the provision of this highly specialized care. 

Holistic Nursing

Holistic nursing focuses on protecting, promoting, and optimizing health and wellness; assisting healing; preventing illness and injury; alleviating suffering; and supporting people to find peace, comfort, harmony, and balance through the diagnosis and treatment of human response.