how do you think decision making in the real world of health care reflects, or differs from, these models?

Select any four of the
following questions to answer. Drawing on your readings , write a 2-3 page
response for each question.

1.The
Canadian Constitution delineates the responsibilities and authority of the
federal and provincial governments with respect to health care. Since the
Constitution was enacted, health care costs continually increased, and the
federal and provincial governments eventually had to agree to jointly fund a
number of health programs. Describe two of these programs and explain their impact
on health care in the country.

2.In
Chapter 1 of the Pal textbook, the author defines policy analysis as the
“disciplined application of intellect to public problems” (p. 14). Why is it
important to practise policy analysis?

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3.“Problem
definition” is seen to be a key first step in the public policy cycle. Describe
the ways in which a potential policy problem is made known to government.

4.In
Chapter 2 of the Pal textbook, the author suggests that the political culture
in Canada is “participatory.” Various institutions and groups of individuals
influence public policy; there are other influences at play, as well. Which do
you believe are the three most important sources of influence on Canadian
public policy? On what basis do you choose these three?

5.Decision
making is seen by many members of the public as a straightforward and fairly
linear process. There have been different models developed to describe decision
making. Based on the material covered in Units 1 to 4, how do you think
decision making in the real world of health care reflects, or differs from,
these models?

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