The mission of the Japan Society for Healthcare Administration is to conduct multifacet research in the areas of health, medical care and social services so as to contribute towards the advancement of society and the improvement of human welfare.  The Society will pursue this mission by applying the wide context of academic disciplines centered on medical science and management science, through the reciprocal understanding of the specialties and values in related areas, and by seeking the way forward from both theoretical and practical and practical aspects.   The research will be evidence-based, ethically and rationally sound, and respect the perspective of the service users.