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New and key titles for Health and Social Care

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  • Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics

    Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic

    By Gareth M. Thomas

    In the UK and beyond, Down’s syndrome screening has become a universal programme in prenatal care. But why does screening persist, particularly in light of research that highlights pregnant women’s ambivalent and problematic experiences with it? Drawing on an ethnography of Down’s syndrome…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Motor Neurone Disease

    By Margaret Hunter, Ian Robinson

    Motor Neurone Disease is one of the most difficult conditions to manage medically and socially. A disease which leads to the loss of control of most muscle systems of the body, it has no known cause and no cure. For this reason, clinicians have traditionally been reluctant to reveal the diagnosis…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31
    Routledge

  • The Social Workers’ Toolbox

    Sustainable Multimethod Social Work

    By Herman de Mönnink

    The Social Workers' Toolbox aims to bring order to the diversity of tools which are so characteristic of social work: assessment tools, practice tools and outcome-measurement tools. The tools described in this Toolbox can be directly put into practice and adapted to the social workers’ personalized…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge

  • Social Aspects of Obesity

    Edited by Igor and Pollock De Garine

    This collection of essays examines obesity not as an objective medical or psychological problem, but as a subjective social and cultural phenomenon. The contributors take a cross-cultural perspective, examining both the negative casting of obesity in developed countries and the traditional view of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge

  • Analysing Health Policy

    A Sociological Approach

    By Judith Green, Nicki Thorogood

    Health policy has become a contested arena for political and social debate over the last two decades. Analysing Health Policy: Sociological Approaches is an accessible text which places empirical research findings within the context of both contemporary policy debates and general approaches to…

    Hardback – 2017-01-13
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Evidence (Open Access)

    From evidence-based policy to the good governance of evidence

    By Justin Parkhurst

    The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. There has been an enormous increase in interest in the use of evidence for public policymaking, but the vast…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy