Australian mental health policy
Australian mental health policy you are required to analyse the process of health care policy
development with reference to one policy or one component of a policy within the Australian health
care system.
This assessment provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate our understandinEof how health
care policies are constructed. You are required to analyse
the process of health care policy dev elopment with reference to ON policy or one component of a
policy within the Australian health care
system.
A list of 12 Australian (10 NSW) policy documents are provided via the vUWS site to choose from.
You may choose a policy that has been developed specifically for your immediate work context
however; you will need to contact the Unit Coordinator to arrange a copy of the
policy for the marker.
The required readings and learning activities in the Study Guides for Module 1 and Module 2 provide
detailed
information about the policy dev elopment process and make suggestion for how best to approach and
conduct a policy analysis and
cri ique.
e purpose of this assessment task is to facilitate the development of your skills and expertise in all of
the following learning objectives:
1. gecognise and critique social ideologies and theories which shape public spending on health and aged
care and health policy development;
Dev elop and utilise insight into the relationships between politics and power in the construction of
health and aged care policy;
lliixglore the concept that interest groups exert power and influence in the area of health and aged care
policy formulation;
xamine gignificant historical structural and environmental factors which affect health and aged care
policy development and translation;
Consider the global evolution of health and aged care policies and the organisational patterns of health
and aged care services with
respect to the World Health Organisations commitment to Primary Health Care;
5. Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and legal dilemmas and constraints inv olved in formulating and
enacting health and aged care policies;
6. Examine the impact that social health and aged care policies have on disadvantaged groups in
society;
7. Undertake a critique of workplace practices that are bound by policy.