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Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare


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The Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare series includes a strong backlist of influential health and social welfare titles.Titles within the series cover highly researched areas with a high output of material that is often difficult to navigate or locate.

Titles within this series include key research areas, such as Suicide, Mental Health, Addiction and Gender and Health.

Each collection is edited and introduced by leading experts within the field, placing the collated resources in context alongside an analysis of key themes.

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The History of Nursing

The History of Nursing

1st Edition

Edited By Christine Hallett
November 05, 2015

The History of Nursing is a complex, shifting discipline engaged in an ongoing search for identity and purpose. If its earliest works were celebratory narratives of ‘great deeds’ and ‘influential nurses’, dominated by biographies of Florence Nightingale and tropes of imperial womanhood, then from ...

Suicide

Suicide

1st Edition

Edited By Keith Hawton, Rory C. O'Connor
November 19, 2012

Suicide is increasingly recognized as a major global issue of public health, with far-reaching social, economic, and emotional consequences. The World Health Organization estimates that around 800,000 people die each year by suicide, with suicide attempts perhaps up to twenty times more frequent ...

Gender and Health

Gender and Health

1st Edition

Edited By Kate Hunt, Ellen Annandale
October 17, 2011

Publisher’s note: The publishers would like to confirm that for Volume 1: ‘Theoretical and Methodological Developments’ and Volume 3: ‘Gender and Healthcare’ Ellen Annandale was the lead editor and lead author of the introductions. Kate Hunt was the lead editor for Volume 2: ‘Understanding the ...

Health and Inequality

Health and Inequality

1st Edition

Edited By Kate Pickett, Richard Wilkinson
October 14, 2008

Some groups of people are healthier than others. Overwhelmingly, for almost all kinds of morbidity and mortality, groups at the bottom of the social scale are less healthy than those at the top. But this simple observation describes a complex phenomenon that has become a major focus of research, ...

Mental Health

Mental Health

1st Edition

Edited By Teresa Scheid
September 05, 2008

A new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare, this is a four-volume collection of cutting-edge and canonical research on mental health....

Social Work

Social Work

1st Edition

Edited By Ann Buchanan
April 01, 2008

With just over a century of history, social work has come of age as a powerful global profession in possession of its own body of knowledge based on research, skills, competence, and an international value system with a code of ethics. Today, social work has developed from humble origins to become ...

Disability Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

Disability: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

1st Edition

Edited By Nick Watson
December 13, 2007

Disability Studies is a relatively new area of academic thought, emerging in its current form in the early 1990s. It is, by its nature, broad ranging and has seen a rapid expanse in scholarly research. It is an international development or movement, with active organizations of academics in Britain...

Addiction

Addiction

1st Edition

Edited By Moira Plant, Martin Plant
November 29, 2007

Millions of us make use of psychoactive—or mind-altering—drugs. Such drugs, both legal and otherwise, can cause pleasure or pain (or both). So, too, can sex, gambling, shopping, dieting, exercise, and Internet use. ‘Addiction’ or ‘dependence’ on substances like alcohol, tobacco, illicit and ...

Death, Dying and Bereavement (4 volumes) Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

Death, Dying and Bereavement (4 volumes): Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

1st Edition

Edited By Ken Doka
November 30, 2006

The study of death and dying truly crosses disciplinary boundaries. Scholars in the field represent a wide spectrum of disciplines in medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, philosophy, health education and the humanities. The volumes in this collection therefore take a broad and ...

Health Care Systems

Health Care Systems

1st Edition

Edited By Professor Jonathan Watson
September 20, 2005

This four-volume collection covers the organization, financing and regulation of health care systems in four distinct contexts: financing and delivering health care, reforming health care systems, new forms of health system, and rethinking health care systems. A general introduction provides a ...

Medical Sociology Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

Medical Sociology: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

1st Edition

Edited By Graham Scambler
November 25, 2004

Medical sociology was first recognizable as a distinct area of study in the 1950s and is now probably the largest specialized area of sociology. This collection comprises a comprehensive statement of the history, current concerns and relevance of medical sociology to an understanding of health and ...

Child Welfare Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

Child Welfare: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

1st Edition

Edited By Nick Frost
November 18, 2004

This collection focuses on child welfare in its specific sense: welfare and social interventions with children and young people undertaken by State bodies or NGO's. The term 'child welfare' is deployed differently in diverse international settings. In the United Kingdom child welfare tends to refer...

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