Health Care Practice and Policy in Australia by Sandra TaylorHealth Care Practice and Policy in Australia by Sandra Taylor

Health Care Practice and Policy in Australia

bySandra Taylor, Michelle Foster, Jennifer Fleming

Paperback | February 20, 2008

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Health Care Practice and Policy in Australia explores and analyses the challenges faced by contemporary Australian health professionals, proposes principles for contemporary health care practice, and provides examples of innovations in practice. It is an applied textbook which extendsstudents' analytical skills and understanding of healthcare policy in Australia, around the foundational links between policy and effective healthcare practice. It introduces some of the key perspectives emerging nationally and internationally in relation to health and illness, policy approaches andpractice frameworks. Health Care Practice and Policy in Australia helps students to understand the complexities of the current healthcare policy agenda and prepares them for innovative practice in an environment which is redefining the nature and location of healthcare service delivery.
Sandra Taylor and Michelle Foster are Senior Lecturers at the School of Social Work and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Queensland in Australia. Jennifer Fleming is a Senior Research Fellow in Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland and The Princess Alexandra Hopsital, Brisbane in Australia.
Title:Health Care Practice and Policy in AustraliaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:487 pages, 9.72 × 7.6 × 0.79 inPublished:February 20, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195558332

ISBN - 13:9780195558333


Table of Contents

IntroductionPART I: THE CONCEPT OF HEALTH1. The Concept of Health2. Contemporary Frameworks of Health CarePART II: THE HEALTH CARE CONTEXT IN AUTRALIA3. The Health Care System in Australia4. Health Workforce5. Specialist Areas of Health Service ProvisionPART III: THE CONTEMPORARY POLICY-PRACTICE INTERFACE6. Health Care Policy7. Contemporary Health Care PracticePART IV: INNOVATIONS IN PRACTICE8. Collaborative Health Care Practice within the Rural Context9. Continuity and Change in Rehabilitation: The Shift Towards Community Based Services10. Improving Practice by Respecting Indigenous Ways of Knowing11. Encouraging Principles of Consumer Participation and Partnership12. Reducing Preventable Health Disadvantage for People with Disabilities through Physical Activomotion13. The Frontier of Information Technology in Health14. Economic Evaluations and Decision Making in Health CareReferencesIndex