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A critical overview of current public policy trends and their implications for nursing
Collegian
  • Stephen Kermode, Southern Cross University
  • Nancy Emmanuel, Southern Cross University
  • Claire Brown, Southern Cross University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1994
Peer Reviewed
Peer-Reviewed
Abstract

There have been a number of significant changes in the public policy landscape within Australia in recent years. Many of these are having direct effects on the provision of health services. The move towards privitisation, deregularion and exposure of publicly owned utilities to market forces represents some of these changes. A greater emphasis on accountability and efficiency seems to be the driving force behind them. This paper addresses a number of these changes and asks about their likely outcomes and the possible threats and opportunities which they might present to nursing.

Citation Information

Kermode, S, Emmanuel, N & Brown, C 1994, 'A critical overview of current public policy trends and their implications for nursing', Collegian, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 14-23.