Leadership in mental health policy: the national context

Whiteford, Harvey (2005) Leadership in mental health policy: the national context. Australasian Psychiatry, 13 1: 21-26. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1665.2004.02145.x

Author Whiteford, Harvey
Title Leadership in mental health policy: the national context
Journal name Australasian Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-8562
Publication date 2005-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1665.2004.02145.x
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 21
End page 26
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Subject C1
321204 Mental Health
730211 Mental health
Formatted abstract
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 psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in order to influence the process and content of mental health policy.
Keyword Leadership
Mental health policy
Policy analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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