Each chapter brings together social and political themes to offers a unique combination of theory, historical detail, and wider social commentary. Case studies illustrate how policy has evolved and developed in recent years, and the implications these changes have for practice. Written in an accessible style the chapters highlight key concepts and also include comprehensive introductions and summaries. Each chapter will include case studies to illustrate the planning, implementation, and assessment of specific policies.
This is a timely and authoritative textbook that covers a key topic of the curriculum whilst also contributing to topical debates. The book will be essential reading for health and nursing students taking modules in health policy, and will also be of interest to policy makers and practitioners in the field of healthcare.