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Expertise and Development of Croatian Mental Health Policy: the Perception of Mental Health Professionals

Miranda Novak   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-7220-7858 ; Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Ana Petek ; Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Novak, M. & Petek, A. (2018). Expertise and Development of Croatian Mental Health Policy: the Perception of Mental Health Professionals. Socijalna psihijatrija, 46 (4), 343-371. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/214834
MLA 8th Edition
Novak, Miranda and Ana Petek. "Expertise and Development of Croatian Mental Health Policy: the Perception of Mental Health Professionals." Socijalna psihijatrija, vol. 46, no. 4, 2018, pp. 343-371. https://hrcak.srce.hr/214834. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Novak, Miranda and Ana Petek. "Expertise and Development of Croatian Mental Health Policy: the Perception of Mental Health Professionals." Socijalna psihijatrija 46, no. 4 (2018): 343-371. https://hrcak.srce.hr/214834
Harvard
Novak, M., and Petek, A. (2018). 'Expertise and Development of Croatian Mental Health Policy: the Perception of Mental Health Professionals', Socijalna psihijatrija, 46(4), pp. 343-371. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/214834 (Accessed 01 December 2021)
Vancouver
Novak M, Petek A. Expertise and Development of Croatian Mental Health Policy: the Perception of Mental Health Professionals. Socijalna psihijatrija [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2021 December 01];46(4):343-371. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/214834
IEEE
M. Novak and A. Petek, "Expertise and Development of Croatian Mental Health Policy: the Perception of Mental Health Professionals", Socijalna psihijatrija, vol.46, no. 4, pp. 343-371, 2018. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/214834. [Accessed: 01 December 2021]
Fulltext: croatian, pdf (317 KB) pages 343-371 downloads: 229* cite
APA 6th Edition
Novak, M. & Petek, A. (2018). Ekspertiza i razvoj hrvatske politike mentalnog zdravlja: percepcija stručnjaka iz područja mentalnog zdravlja. Socijalna psihijatrija, 46 (4), 343-371. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/214834
MLA 8th Edition
Novak, Miranda and Ana Petek. "Ekspertiza i razvoj hrvatske politike mentalnog zdravlja: percepcija stručnjaka iz područja mentalnog zdravlja." Socijalna psihijatrija, vol. 46, no. 4, 2018, pp. 343-371. https://hrcak.srce.hr/214834. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Novak, Miranda and Ana Petek. "Ekspertiza i razvoj hrvatske politike mentalnog zdravlja: percepcija stručnjaka iz područja mentalnog zdravlja." Socijalna psihijatrija 46, no. 4 (2018): 343-371. https://hrcak.srce.hr/214834
Harvard
Novak, M., and Petek, A. (2018). 'Ekspertiza i razvoj hrvatske politike mentalnog zdravlja: percepcija stručnjaka iz područja mentalnog zdravlja', Socijalna psihijatrija, 46(4), pp. 343-371. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/214834 (Accessed 01 December 2021)
Vancouver
Novak M, Petek A. Ekspertiza i razvoj hrvatske politike mentalnog zdravlja: percepcija stručnjaka iz područja mentalnog zdravlja. Socijalna psihijatrija [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2021 December 01];46(4):343-371. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/214834
IEEE
M. Novak and A. Petek, "Ekspertiza i razvoj hrvatske politike mentalnog zdravlja: percepcija stručnjaka iz područja mentalnog zdravlja", Socijalna psihijatrija, vol.46, no. 4, pp. 343-371, 2018. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/214834. [Accessed: 01 December 2021]

Abstracts
Previous research shows that Croatian mental health policy is not a political priority, that it lacks interdisciplinarity, intersectoral collaboration and a holistic approach. Following the assumption that one of the main reasons for this position is the low level of knowledge in mental health policy-making, this study was set to examine the role of expertise and knowledge translation in Croatian mental health policy development. The study was conducted during spring 2018 and has included 124 participants, professionals from different institutions dealing with mental health, using the snowball method. The questionnaire “Development of Croatian Mental Health Policy” was developed for the purpose of this study. The gathered qualitative and quantitative data shows that professionals in the mental health sector describe policymaking in the field as being of poor quality and highly dependent on top governmental bodies that are run by the political
elite uninterested in mental health. The data also proves that mental health professionals in Croatia think about the improvement of mental health policy in line with international guidelines. Still, they rarely consider themselves an active force in policy-making. That leads us to the conclusion that experts and professionals need support to form networks, advocacy coalitions and better inter-sectoral relationships in order to influence the political will.

Keywords
Mental health policy; Expertise; Knowledge translation; Policy process; Mental health promotion

Hrčak ID: 214834

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/214834

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