We offer a wide selection of books in nursing, midwifery, the sociology and anthropology of health and illness, public health, disability studies and health management. Our books range from introductory textbooks, to advanced modular texts, to topic-defining handbooks, to credible books for professionals, to cutting-edge research monographs.
In the twenty-first century, public health is everyone’s business. The nursing and medical professions are well placed to provide advice to their clients, especially in respect to lifestyle change, and public health initiatives are supported by a range of statutory and voluntary organisations and…
Paperback – 2014-04-15
From Birth to Five Years, based on the pioneering work of Mary Sheridan, is widely regarded as the go-to reference for health, education and social care professionals, or anyone concerned with the developmental progress of pre-school children. In this new fourth edition, the text has been developed…
Paperback – 2014-01-23
From Birth to Five Years: Practical Developmental Examination is a step-by-step ‘how to’ guide to the developmental examination of pre-school children. This book has been developed alongside the original From Birth to Five Years as a companion volume that expands on the normative developmental…
Paperback – 2014-01-23
This new edition of Introducing Pharmacology remains an accessible and relevant introduction for nursing and healthcare students who are new to pharmacology, as well anyone looking to refresh their knowledge of the subject. Focused and engaging, the text balances accessibility with depth. Coverage…
Paperback – 2013-04-11
Research can seem difficult to get to grips with. However, at the heart of this book is the view that research is essentially a simple activity, the principles of which can be readily understood by students new to the subject. Each chapter guides the reader to uncover the 'mysteries' of research,…
Paperback – 2013-02-26
Evidence-based care is a well established principle in contemporary healthcare and a worldwide health care movement. However, despite the emphasis on promoting evidence-based or effective care without the unnecessary use of technologies and drugs, intervention rates in childbirth continue to rise…
Paperback – 2011-11-02
Literature and Disability introduces readers to the field of disability studies and the ways in which a focus on issues of impairment and the representation of disability can provide new approaches to reading and writing about literary texts. Disability plays a central role in much of the most…
Paperback – 2015-08-27
Literature and Contemporary Thought
This comprehensive and clinically-focused textbook is designed for student and qualified nurses concerned with caring effectively for deteriorating and acutely ill adults outside of specialist intensive care units. Divided into six sections, the book begins with chapters on assessment and the…
Paperback – 2015-08-24
Across the globe, both in developed and developing countries, the population is rapidly ageing. In the fields of sexual and relationship therapy and sexual health, ageing has not been an issue of priority. Too often, ageing is thought of as a process that relates to problems, deficits, and taboos,…
Hardback – 2015-08-24
Breastfeeding and work: babies need more than just (pumped) milk, they also need their mother’s bodies
In this article Dr Bueskens explores one of the key issues facing mothers as they return to work; breastfeeding, and whether or not they will be able to feed while they are working.
Download the free e-book Breastfeeding: Providing support for the challenges women face, a collection of hand-selected content from some our top titles and leading experts.
"Disability is both a fascinating intellectual conundrum and an urgent political issue. Despite progress with disability research, there remain considerable gaps in our knowledge and understanding of disability, and there are major problems in the ways in which society responds to the challenge of disability." Tom Shakespeare (Disability Research Today)
Our NEW Disability Studies collection, features books for professionals and researchers, authored by leading experts, to help fill your knowledge gaps.
In August, three essential nursing handbooks will be launching in paperback, for the first time - Routledge Handbook of Clinical Supervision, Routledge Int Handbook of Qualitative Nursing Research and Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing.
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We are pleased to bring you a selection of chapter compilations from our key book series.
Each compilation features a number of chapters from different titles within the series. The compilations give you an idea of the content and scope of the book series.
All of these compilations are free for you to view online. Just click on the links below to take a look inside!
Routledge Health & Social Care Journals
Routledge publish a diverse, international list of over 100 journals across Public Health, Allied Health, Health Promotion, Ethics, Social Work, Social Policy and many more related areas. We are proud to publish in association with prestigious societies and organisations, and of our record in launching innovative new journals in emerging areas, adding to our extensive list of well-established titles.
Journals can be found on Taylor & Francis Online under these seven main headings:
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