Special Issue: Innovations in Post-Acute Care and Managerial EducationGuest Editors
Jullet Davis Weaver, Ph.D., Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
David G. Wolf, Ph.D., NHA, FACHCA, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KYOverview
In 1992, the Journal of Health Administration Education
published a special issue, “Long-Term Care Administration: New Views for the Future”. The guest editors, Richard Shewchuk and Nancy Hinkley, emphasized the growing numbers of older adults in the US, the “long-term care needs that we will have by the year 2010 or 2020”, and the need to train people who can “manage effectively the business of long-term care administration as well as respond to all of the people aspects of long-term care administration”. Fast forward by more than twenty years, the passage of the Affordable Care Act 2010 accelerated the transition from long-term care to post- acute care (PAC) to reduce hospital readmissions and promote care transitions and coordination. Federal and state-level cost control continues to dominate discussions of financing from the client/resident and community perspectives, and quality of care issues, combined with ethical and values considerations, are integrated into all types of regulatory initiatives.
Faculty who teach post-acute care are well aware of the ongoing dynamism of the post-acute care industry and the need for high performing, trained managers. From a managerial perspective, each of these changes require “a highly competent mid-level manager… [to ensure] … the well-being and safety of individuals living in residential care and community-based settings. Yet, many employees are promoted into management positions without relevant training or experience (Leading Age Center for Applied Research, 2015, pg. 2)” The management issues identified in the early 90s are increasingly relevant today.
For this special issue of the Journal, we are seeking papers focused on: (1) factors contributing to post-acute care innovations, both nationally and internationally, and/or (2) helping students develop the appropriate skills to succeed in this changing post-acute environment. Topics could include, but are not limited to:
- Original research in areas related to innovations in long-term care service delivery, either nationally or internationally;
- Course-based innovations;
- Faculty/student research;
- Case studies of best practices in long term care settings;
- Book reviews
Author(s) must submit a 300 word abstract by Friday, January 17, 2020
. The abstract should include the paper title, the overall purpose of the study and the research problem(s) investigated, the design and methods of the study, major findings or trends found as a result of the analysis; and a brief summary of your interpretations and conclusions. In addition, the abstract should include author(s) names, affiliation(s), addresses and contact information including email.
The corresponding author will receive notification by February 15, 2020 of the editors’ decision regarding the abstracts. Only invited manuscripts will be considered for publication, and final papers will be due by May 1, 2020. Invited manuscripts should follow the general instructions for submitting manuscripts at the AUPHA website: http://www.aupha.org/publications/journalofhealthadministrationeducation
Publication date for this themed issue is anticipated to be Fall,2020.