3 Report: Analysing a contemporary Australian public health policy using a theoretical framework – domestic violence
Due Date 30 October 11.59PM
Task Theoretical frameworks assist us to understand a policy area in a way that makes relationships of influence more clear (Sabatier 2002).
This assessment will give you the opportunity to integrate the major themes of this course and apply them to understand one aspect of the public health policy area of Family and Domestic Violence.
•Explore and discuss the international policy actions which influence national, regional and local decisions
•Use a theoretical framework to analyse the Australian policy agenda for an aspect of domestic violence
•Identify the strategies and unique perspectives for the stakeholders
Criteria 1. Select and describe a theoretical framework for public policy development.
Briefly identify a framework of your choice and explain its origin. 2. Describe the Family and Domestic Violence policy area using the chosen framework.
Explain how the policy area translates into the elements of the framework:
•Identification of stakeholder groups
•Identification of existing policies
•Identification of political context
3. Review current Family and Domestic Violence policy using the framework to organise your response. Provide:
•Succinct summary of what has been implemented at national and regional levels
•Comments on the effectiveness of reviewed policies and an explanation of how effectiveness was evaluated
•Discussion of current policy impact on public health principles – equity; social justice; social determinants.
4. Discuss alternative strategies. Discuss:
•Tensions and alliances within the stakeholder groups
•Evidence of the benefits of policy alternatives
•Potential impact of the alternative policy on public health principles – equity; social justice; social determinants
5. Give an analysis of the usefulness of the theoretical framework in this policy context and in general.
Was the theoretical framework you chose useful? In what way?
What are the uses and limitations of theoretical frameworks?
6. Structure and presentation of paper.
12 font, one and a half line spaced
Introduction, paragraphs, conclusion
References (including correct in-text referencing)
Diversity of academic literature, use of compulsory readings /5
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