E-books: Health and Social Care

  • Healthy Urban Environments: More-than-Human Theories book cover

    Healthy Urban Environments

    More-than-Human Theories

    By Cecily Maller

    Set in the ‘human–environment’ interaction space, this book applies new theoretical and practical insights to understanding what makes healthy urban environments. It stems from recognition that the world is rapidly urbanising and the international concern with how to create healthy settings and…

    eBook – 2018-05-20
    Routledge Studies in Environment and Health

  • Principles of Research in Behavioral Science: Fourth Edition book cover

    Principles of Research in Behavioral Science

    Fourth Edition

    By Mary E. Kite, Bernard E. Whitley, Jr.

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of research methods in the behavioral sciences, focusing primarily on the conceptual issues inherent in conducting research. It covers topics that are often omitted from other texts, including measurement issues, correlational research, qualitative…

    eBook – 2018-05-20

  • Disability, Gender and Violence over the Life Course: Global Perspectives and Human Rights Approaches book cover

    Disability, Gender and Violence over the Life Course

    Global Perspectives and Human Rights Approaches

    Edited by Sonali Shah, Caroline Bradbury-Jones

    This is the first book to explore the interplay of disability, gender and violence over the life course from researcher, practitioner and survivor perspectives. It gives due weight to the accounts of disabled children and adults who have survived institutional or individual violence, evidencing…

    eBook – 2018-05-20
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis in Urban & Regional Planning book cover

    Cost-Benefit Analysis in Urban & Regional Planning

    By John A. Schofield

    Originally published in 1987, Cost-Benefit Analysis in Urban and Regional Planning, outlines the theory and practice of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) in the context of urban and regional planning. The theory of CBA is developed with examples to illustrate the principles, it also deals with details of…

    eBook – 2018-05-20
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning

  • Routledge Handbook of Well-Being book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Well-Being

    Edited by Kathleen T. Galvin

    The Routledge Handbook of Well-Being explores diverse conceptualisations of well-being, providing an overview of key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques. Taken as a whole, this important work offers new clarification of the widely used notion of well-being, focusing…

    eBook – 2018-05-15

  • Welfare Conditionality book cover

    Welfare Conditionality

    By Beth Watts, Suzanne Fitzpatrick

    Welfare conditionality has become an idea of global significance in recent years. A ‘hot topic’ in North America, Australia, and across Europe, it has been linked to austerity politics, and the rise of foodbanks and destitution. In the Global South, where publicly funded welfare protection systems…

    eBook – 2018-05-15
    Key Ideas

  • Nutrition and HIV: Epidemiological Evidence to Public Health book cover

    Nutrition and HIV

    Epidemiological Evidence to Public Health

    By Saurabh Mehta, Julia Finkelstein

    Nutritional management is integral to comprehensive HIV care and treatment. Improved nutritional status and weight gain can increase recovery and strength of individuals living with HIV/AIDS, improve dietary diversity and caloric intake, and improve quality of life. This book provides a…

    eBook – 2018-05-15
    CRC Press

  • Fat book cover


    2nd Edition

    By Deborah Lupton

    In contemporary western societies, the fat body has become a focus of stigmatizing discourses and practices aimed at disciplining, regulating and containing it. Despite the fact that in many western countries fat bodies outnumber those that are thin, fat people are still socially marginalized, and…

    eBook – 2018-05-15

  • Affect in Relation: Families, Places, Technologies book cover

    Affect in Relation

    Families, Places, Technologies

    Edited by Birgitt Röttger-Rössler, Jan Slaby

    Decades of research on affect and emotion have brought out the paramount importance of affective processes for human lives. Affect in Relation brings together perspectives from social science and cultural studies to analyze the formative, subject constituting potentials of affect and emotion.…

    eBook – 2018-05-11

  • Philosophy of Population Health: Philosophy for a New Public Health Era book cover

    Philosophy of Population Health

    Philosophy for a New Public Health Era

    By Sean A Valles

    Population health has recently grown from a series of loosely connected critiques of twentieth-century public health and medicine into a theoretical framework with a corresponding field of research—population health science. Its approach is to promote the public’s health through improving everyday…

    eBook – 2018-05-11
    History and Philosophy of Biology

  • Critical Perspectives on Coercive Interventions: Law, Medicine and Society book cover

    Critical Perspectives on Coercive Interventions

    Law, Medicine and Society

    Edited by Claire Spivakovsky, Kate Seear, Adrian Carter

    Coercive medico-legal interventions are often employed to prevent people deemed to be unable to make competent decisions about their health, such as minors, people with mental illness, disability or problematic alcohol or other drug use, from harming themselves or others. These interventions can…

    eBook – 2018-05-11
    Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

  • Breastfeeding and Medication book cover

    Breastfeeding and Medication

    2nd Edition

    By Wendy Jones

    Sadly, women often feel they have no alternative but to give up breastfeeding, having been prescribed or purchased medication. In many cases, however, this is unnecessary. This book outlines the evidence base for the use of medication during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and Medication presents a…

    eBook – 2018-05-11

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