In This Issue

In This Issue

DS Briggis

Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (APJHM
APJHM 2018; 13(2):ii3.  doi:10.24083/apjhm.2018.09.0011

In the issue (Volume 13 Issue 2) we present an interesting range of articles. First, we need to advise that our change to a publish when ready journal continues but we are still in phased transition based on software and technical issues. Apologies to authors and readers for these delays and we hope to be fully functional by the third issue this year. The Editorial in this issue Deals with the issue of the UN approach to sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and how best to address health challenges resulting from factors associated with the impact of socio-economic determinants of health (SOEDoH). It raises the question of the managerial role in these contexts.

The first article is by Parmis Aminian and colleagues present us with research on dental emergency attendance at an Australia tertiary children’s hospital. The aim was to identify the rate of dental emergencies according to age groups, genders and Indigenous status the major reasons for dental emergencies were infection and trauma. The most common age group was children between 3 to 6 years old. In this age group, boys attended more than girls due to dental injury. Although there were equal presentations of dental infection and dental trauma cases, dental infection cases mostly required hospitalization and treatment under general anaesthetic.

Lloyd and colleagues present a research article ‘The Ingredients for Innovation: Impacts for Practice and the Education of Health Service Managers’, following a synthesizes of the findings from the literature and they have drawn inferences to determine the ingredients for innovation, the role of HSMs in successful innovation and to promote discussion among practitioners and educators. They conclude that future graduates must understand the pivotal role of innovation in our health care systems and further develop the generic capacities that will enable them to influence and enable innovation. 

Neil and colleagues present a review article about the increasingly critical issue of health literacy. They describe the context and the evolution of health literacy as described in the literature. They present a comprehensive approach to their subject which will produce useful guide to all health professionals. How are continuous quality improvement (CQI) approaches used in evaluating

Onnis and colleagues provide a review article by asking the question – ‘How are continuous quality improvement (CQI) approaches used in evaluating management development programs?’ The authors examined the characteristics of studies that use CQI evaluate management development programs; and to synthesise the findings to understand how CQI approaches are being used to evaluate the effectiveness of management development programs.  

Donovan and colleagues in an analysis of management practice examine the role of service navigators in the workforce: an ethical framework for practice. A four-domain framework is developed the conclusion is that a navigation framework is critical for practice guidance and to ensure service navigators and organisations have the capacity to meet the needs of service users and their families.

Our final article represents a milestone for the Journal and for the author. This is the first article written by an author from Bhutan about the Bhutan Health System. The author Dolley Tshering is also set to finalise his master by research degree at Naresuan University College of Health Systems Management (NUCHSM) and has met all the requirements for graduation and is the first student to do so from this relatively new College. I hope you read and enjoy the article from Dolley based on his research findings.

Finally, please also enjoy our Library offerings from Yaping Liu our Librarian and Production Manager.

DS Briggs