Health Studies

Welcome to the Health Studies Catalogue. This catalogue contains details of new and forthcoming titles in the field of health studies, and is easily navigated by clicking on the section headings in the column on the left.

The textbook and research titles listed in the catalogue cover a wide range of key areas in health studies, including global and public health, mental health, disability studies, sociology of health and clinical practice.

This catalogue represents a small selection of our health titles, to see the full range, please visit www.routledge.com/health.



  1. Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health

    Edited by Richard Parker, Marni Sommer

    At the beginning of the twenty-first century, key public health issues and challenges have taken centre stage. They range from arsenic in drinking water to asthma among children and adults; from the re-emergence of cholera, to increasing cancer rates and other chronic diseases; from AIDS to malaria...

    Published December 17th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Advanced Practice in Healthcare

    Skills for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

    Edited by Carol Cox, Marie Hill, Victoria Lack

    Advanced Practice in Healthcare outlines the key components of advanced practice in which healthcare professionals are engaged. With a clear skills focus, it explores issues critical to providing effective enhanced care to patients whilst managing and negotiating the complexities of the healthcare...

    Published November 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  3. Play in Early Childhood

    From Birth to Six Years, 3rd Edition

    By Mary Sheridan, Justine Howard, Dawn Alderson

    Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is a classic introductory text to play and development – key topics for all those who work with young children. Updated for a contemporary audience and fully evidence-based, it explains how children’s play develops and how...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  4. From Birth to Sixteen

    Children's Health, Social, Emotional and Linguistic Development

    By Helen Cowie

    From Birth to Sixteen outlines children’s physical, social, emotional, and language development from infancy through to adolescence. In both its practical application of research and its contribution to the assessment of child development, this text provides essential reading for those studying...

    Published February 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Grief, Loss and Bereavement

    Evidence and Practice for Health and Social Care Practitioners

    Edited by Peter Wimpenny, John Costello

    Dealing with the social experience of grief, loss and bereavement are challenging areas for everyone, including health and social care practitioners who are often well placed to offer help and support to the bereaved. This book draws together a comprehensive range of worldwide evidence for...

    Published September 1st 2011 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

    Edited by Nick Watson, Alan Roulstone, Carol Thomas

    The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to disability and provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the main issues in the field around the world today. Adopting an international perspective and consisting entirely of newly commissioned chapters...

    Published February 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  7. Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation

    Policies, Practices and Skills

    By Clive Langman

    This text provides an overview of vocational rehabilitation (VR) practice, making it the perfect companion for students and practitioners with an interest in supporting people back to work and improving their sense of health and well-being. The book is divided into three parts: the first covers...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge

  8. An Introduction to Psychological Care in Nursing and the Health Professions

    By Helena Priest

    Caring is at the core of what nurses and other health professionals do. But caring encompasses more than simply looking after people’s physical health needs. People requiring any health service will have psychological needs that affect their feelings, thoughts, and behaviour. Good psychological...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge