Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management 2020-06-06T07:01:33-07:00 Yaping Liu Open Journal Systems <p><span style="font-size: larger;"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="/public/site/images/rdosoruth/ACHSM-stacked-name_colour.png"> <img src="/public/site/images/rdosoruth/shape_logo.gif" width="96" height="98"><br></span></span></p> <p>The&nbsp;<em>Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management</em>&nbsp;(<em>APJHM</em>) is a peer reviewed journal for managers of organisations offering health and aged care services. It was launched as the official journal of the Australasian College of Health Service Management in 2006. It is currently published as a collboration between ACHSM and the Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE), following <a href="">a Memorandum of Understanding signed in July 2019</a>.</p> <p>The mission of the&nbsp;<em>APJHM</em>&nbsp;is to advance understanding of the management of health and aged care service organisations within the Asia Pacific region through the publication of empirical research, theoretical and conceptual developments and analysis and discussion of current management practices.</p> <p>The&nbsp;<em>APJHM</em>&nbsp;aims to promote the discipline of health management throughout the region by:</p> <ul> <li class="show">facilitating transfer of knowledge among readers by widening the evidence base for management practices;</li> <li class="show">contributing to the professional development of health and aged care managers; and</li> <li class="show">promoting ACHSM and the discipline to the wider community.</li> </ul> <p><em>&nbsp;*Print 1(1);2006 - 5(1);2010&nbsp; Online 4(2);2009 - current</em></p> <p><em>* ISSN 2204-3136 (online); ISSN 1833-3818 (print)</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Treasure in Elderly Care Learning: A service-learning experience at a neighbourhood centre in Hong Kong 2020-06-06T07:01:33-07:00 Roderick Fung Ben Y.F Fong <p>Service-learning is a useful learning activity for students to understand and analyse the health and social conditions of elderly recipients. It offers a practical environment for the study of ageing. Students make the service-learning meaningful, by combining the course idea and concepts in the activity during service. Students enhance learning experience by finding an appropriate health suggestion to the elderly while investigating the health conditions of the elderly. Students enrich additional vision by designing effective activities for the elderly and explaining the course idea to the elderly. The elderly provide opinion in the activity and inspire students to have a better management for further life and service-learning. In this study, an experience of service learning in elderly home is described. It covers several themes: (a) preparation of service learning, (b) analysis of designed activities, (c) reflection on this service-learning, (d) comparison of in-class learning and service-learning.</p> 2020-05-22T00:00:00-07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Community Ageing With Health And Dignity Through A Service-Learning Initiative 2020-06-06T07:01:33-07:00 Hiu Lam Yee Ben Y.F Fong Tommy K.C NG Billie S.M Chow <p><strong><em>Background:</em></strong> A new compulsory service-learning subject was introduced in the Practices of Health Promotion module of Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences (Health Studies), run by School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It aims to develop students’ ability to apply learned principles and concepts of health behaviour from lectures into a community setting, by completing elderly site services arranged at four selected elderly centres.</p> <p><em><strong>Methods:</strong> </em>36 students were enrolled in the subject. An analytical framework was developed based on specific themes, sub-categories and categories. Data extracted from students’ reflective journals were input into a qualitative analysis software, Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) Miner 5 of Provalis Prosuite for analysis.&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Results:</strong> </em>5 themes and 24 categories were created based on the data analysed from students’ reflective journals. The three highest frequency themes are ‘Skills learned’ (170 text units, 32.6% of total), ‘Challenges’ (140 text units, 26.8% of total), and ‘Elders characteristics’ (135 text units, 25.9% of total).</p> <p><em><strong>Conclusions:</strong> </em>Communication, teamwork and organising activities to the elderly are the most cited skills learned by students. They have also identified elders’ personality and characteristic when communicating with them. Although there were challenges when interacting with the recipients and centres, students have overcome most of them and have learned better ways to communicate with elders and reacted quickly by changing the content of designed activities provided to elders.&nbsp;</p> 2020-05-22T00:00:00-07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##