Leadership in mental health policy: the national context.

  title={Leadership in mental health policy: the national context.},
  author={Harvey Whiteford},
  journal={Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists},
  volume={13 1},
  • Harvey Whiteford
  • Published 2005 in
    Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal…
OBJECTIVE To describe how mental health policy is developed and implemented. METHODS A review of the literature on public policy analysis and the experience of the author in the development and implementation of national mental health policy. RESULTS A five-step process of problem identification, policy development, political decision, policy implementation and evaluation provides a framework for understanding the policy cycle. CONCLUSION An understanding of this process is essential for… CONTINUE READING

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