This assignment requires you to analyze a health policy document from a socio-political perspective
Your analysis should aIDress the following key questions:
What is the main health area of the policy? (e.g. mental health, womens health, etc.)
Who are the stakeholders in the policy? (e.g. these are the people that have a stake in dealing with the problem, e.g. nurses, children, bio-ethicists, people
living in poverty, the disabled, etc.you may identify stakeholders that are not mentioned in the policy).
What is the desired outcome/effect of the policy? Why is it important that the health issue be resolved or improved?
What perspective does the policy take in relation to the structure-agency continuum? (i.e. does the policy focus more on the structures of society (class,
gender, race, ethnicity, disability, rurality) or on the actions of individuals and particular groups?)
What perspective does the policy take in relation to the illness/wellness continuum? (i.e. does it focus more on the treatment of the illness/problem or on the
creation of wellness through prevention and early intervention?)
What do you think the priority areas should be to effectively respond to the health issue/problem described in the policy? Do you think the policy acknowledges
and includes these priority areas? Please provide evidence for your answer.
How does the policy promote participatory care within the normal social contexts of individuals and communities?