The Routledge Studies in Public Health series is a forum for the discussion of the latest and most important ideas and issues in public health. The series presents the work of both well-established and emerging scholars across the globe, offering a truly international perspective, and is important reading for all serious students, researchers and practitioners within public health.
Health and Health Promotion in Prisons
Gender-based Violence and Public Health International perspectives on budgets and policies
Global Health Disputes and Disparities A Critical Appraisal of International Law and Population Health
Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries
By Michael Ross
August 30, 2017
The impact of the United Nations "Healthy Prisons" initiative has highlighted the importance of health and health promotion in incarcerated populations. This invaluable book discusses the many health and medical issues that arise or are introduced into prisons from the perspective of both inmates ...
By Keerty Nakray
June 16, 2017
Gender-based violence is a multi-faceted public health problem with numerous consequences for an individual’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. This collection develops a comprehensive public health approach for working with gender-based violence, paying specific attention to ...
By Dru Bhattacharya
June 16, 2017
Global Health Disputes and Disparities explores inequalities in health around the world, looking particularly at the opportunity for, and limitations of, international law to promote population health by examining its intersection with human rights, trade, and epidemiology, and the controversial ...
By Niyi Awofeso
May 24, 2017
Capacity building – which focuses on understanding the obstacles that prevent organisations from realising their goals, while promoting those features that help them to achieve measurable and sustainable results – is vital to improve the delivery of health care in both developed and developing ...
By Clare Herrick, David Reubi
March 06, 2017
To date, geography has not yet carved out a disciplinary niche within the diffuse domain that constitutes global health. However, the compulsion to do and understand global health emerges largely from contexts that geography has long engaged with: urbanisation, globalisation, political economy, ...
By Alex Mold, David Reubi
September 03, 2015
What do we mean when we talk about rights in relation to health? Where does the language of health rights come from, and what are the implications of using such a discourse? During the last 20 years there have been an increasing number of initiatives and efforts – for instance in relation to HIV/...
By Grace Spencer
December 09, 2013
Globally, young people’s health is an increasing priority area for health practitioners, policy-makers and researchers, and concepts of empowerment feature strongly in international public health discourses on young people’s health. Yet the concept of empowerment remains under-theorized, and its ...
By Libby Sallnow, Suresh Kumar, Allan Kellehear
February 13, 2013
Public health approaches to palliative care have been growing in policy importance and practice acceptance. This innovative volume explores the major concepts, practice examples, and practice guidelines for this new approach. The goal of ‘comprehensive care’ – seamless support for patients as they ...
By Kirsten Bell, Darlene McNaughton, Amy Salmon
November 14, 2012
Although drinking, smoking and obesity have attracted social and moral condemnation to varying degrees for more than two hundred years, over the past few decades they have come under intense attack from the field of public health as an ‘unholy trinity’ of lifestyle behaviours with apparently ...
By Roar Amdam
September 25, 2012
Community development, planning and partnerships have become important terms in health promotion but, up until now, debate around these concepts have been discussed more in planning science than in public health literature. Roar Amdam draws on theories and new empirical evidence from local, ...
By Neal Cohen, Sandro Galea
May 16, 2012
Over the last century public health efforts, such as immunization, safer food practices, public health education and promotion, improved sanitation, and water purification have been very successful in eradicating and controlling a host of diseases. The result has been a dramatic improvement in ...