Explore the meaning of Policy in relation to this assignment Present a definition of policy and discussion of the meaning of policy in the context of the health.
POLICY ANALYSIS; READ HEALTHY LIVES, HEALTHY PEOPLE (2010) AND CONSIDER ITS IMPACT UPON THE HEALTH OF CLIENT/PATIENT GROUP(S).
Assessment guidelines for Politics of health
Within this assignment you need to:
1.Explore the meaning of Policy in relation to this assignment.
Present a definition of policy and discussion of the meaning of policy in the context of the health.
Numerous definitions in the literature, many of which emphasise two aspects: decision and action. Policy is not necessarily expressed as a single decision, or in a
single document, but is often represented in a collection of decisions that relate to previous and existing policies (Hill 2005).Walt (1994) highlights, policy should
be seen as something that governments say they will do, what they actually do, and what they decide not to do.
2.Explore the political ideology underpinning the policy i.e. was it influenced by conservative, labour or liberal democrats.
E.g. was in influenced by liberalism, socialism, neoliberalism etc. including some evidence of what are some of the key elements in the policy document that indicates
to you that this was from a particular ideological perspective.
3.What is the likelihood of the impact on your chosen client group i.e. population/ patient /clients. Likelihood is used as the policy is relatively new and it effects
may not be fully borne out in all areas of practice.
E.g Obesity, diabetes, stroke, mental, child poverty, ill health etc. ( Please note this could be populations or specific diseases )
A clear identification of the chosen client group