A Critical Perspective
- Iain Crinson - University of London, UK
Each chapter brings together social and political themes to offers a unique combination of theory, historical detail, and wider social commentary. Case studies illustrate how policy has evolved and developed in recent years, and the implications these changes have for practice. Written in an accessible style the chapters highlight key concepts and also include comprehensive introductions and summaries. Each chapter will include case studies to illustrate the planning, implementation, and assessment of specific policies.
This is a timely and authoritative textbook that covers a key topic of the curriculum whilst also contributing to topical debates. The book will be essential reading for health and nursing students taking modules in health policy, and will also be of interest to policy makers and practitioners in the field of healthcare.
A solid introductory book that indtroduces first year students to the complexity of Health policy. A sound critical perspective adopted.
A student friendly approach that assesses the developments in health and health care policy within the UK and Europe.
This book is well structured, and provides useful information for not only students but resarchers.
Really clear textbook that makes a seemingly dry subject very enjoyable to read. Woudl recommend to all lecturers and students of public/social policy.
Not adopted currently as the DipHE curriculum does not allow the time to introduce & explore Health Policy in this level of detail. However will consider carefully when BSc programme commences in two years, as it gives an interesting historical perspective on the developments leading to current healthcare policy.
useful to look at current broad health policy issues but may date quickly.
A really well-structured book, useful for the undergraduate course. "Key concept" boxes particularly good for explaining potentially unfamiliar terms in an accessible manner.
A good overall text book covering many relevant subjects
Argues the policy of health. An essential book for health students, can be used in most health studies contexts.
This is an excellent textbook as we are lacking critical textbooks at present for the Level 4 & 5s.