Reconciling policy and practice: Australian multicultural health policy in perspective

Reid, J.C. and Boyce, R.A. (1996) Reconciling policy and practice: Australian multicultural health policy in perspective. Policy and Politics, 23 1: 3-16. doi:10.1332/030557395782227375


Author Reid, J.C.
Boyce, R.A.
Title Reconciling policy and practice: Australian multicultural health policy in perspective
Journal name Policy and Politics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-5736
Publication date 1996
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1332/030557395782227375
Volume 23
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 16
Total pages 14
Place of publication Colchester, England
Publisher Policy Press/Portland Press
Language eng
Subject 160508 Health Policy
Abstract The recent emergence of pressures for system-wide reform and the increasing penetration of market-based economic principles into the health sector in Australia and internationally will have an impact on health policy and service delivery for immigrants of non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB). This paper analyses the historical shifts in Australian immigration policy since WWII and the attendant development of, and approach to, health service provision. The difficulty of reconciling multicultural health policy and practice is related to the interplay between the different concepts of multculturalism which have merged in public policies over the past two decades in particular, and the health programmes and services that have developed within that context. The paper argues that the architects and advocates of NESB health policy will need to respond creatively to the challenge of health system reform to protect targeted programmes and promote positive health outcomes for NESB communities. -from Authors
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Pharmacy Publications
 
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