Monday, October 24, 2011

.3rd Issues of Globalisation.

Heath is an important sector of most economies and a core area of social policy. Social policy are decisions made in government intended to direct or influence the actions, behaviours, or decisions of others (Longest 2010). When public policies influence the needed of health, they become health policies. Health policy refers to decisions. plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society. Health policy also be defined as the aggregate of principles that characterize the distribution of services and resources that impact on the health of population. (Miller 1987).

Third issues that be featured in this book is how health policy is made, which process are taking place and what changes are happening during development of globalising world. This post will summarized all this three components as below :

1) How Health Policy is Made -
Health policy decisions made by elected and appointed officials in various branches of government. The policies (decisions) made by many individual and units within government called health care professionals influenced to the decision-making of health care.With some guidance on how to think critically about politics, health care professionals can influence the development, passage and implementation of government health policies that affect their patients.

2) Process Taking Place in Making Health Policy -
The diagram shows the flow in making health policy. Before a policy made, several determinants first recognized to ensure that the policy made are the best for everyone.

3) What Changes Are Happening During Development of Globalising World -
  1. Global environment change
  2. Industrialization and economic growth change
  3. Firms and educational institutions change
  4. Material wealth, goods, and services change
  5. Existance of trade, foreign direct investment,capital flows, migration, spread of technology and military
  6. Globalization has actually decreased inter-cultural contacts while increasing the possibility of international and intra-national conflict
  7. Combination of economic, technological, sociocultural, political, and biological factors.
  8. Circulation of ideas, languages, or popular culture,

Thus, in the global world, policy making play an important role to driven the world to the safe stage.

. A good health policy to all of us.


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