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  • Making Decisions about People

    The Organisational Contingencies of Illness

    By Alex Dennis

    This title was first published in 2001. Engaging with both management science and interactionist sociology, this book employs a case study of stroke rehabilitation in hospitals to clarify a range of practical organizational concerns and conceptual issues related to decision making in complex…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 

  • Welfare and Families in Europe

    By Peter Abrahamson

    The primary focus of this work is the relationship between family, work and the welfare system. Focusing on Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, the study draws comparisons between societies which represent different types of welfare mix between state, market and civil society.…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 

  • Dictionary of Social Welfare

    By Noel W Timms, Rita Timms

    First published in 1982, this dictionary offers a practical aid to students of social work and of social policy in their conversation about social welfare. It explains the meaning or range of meanings of common terms and explains their applications in welfare, legislation, policy and use by welfare…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18

  • Applied Epidemiologic Principles and Concepts

    Clinicians' Guide to Study Design and Conduct, 2nd Edition

    By Laurens Holmes, Jr.

    This book provides practical knowledge to clinicians and biomedical researchers using biological and biochemical specimen/samples in order to understand health and disease processes at cellular, clinical, and population levels. Concepts and techniques provided will help researchers design and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    CRC Press

  • Long-Term Care: Matching Resources and Needs

    By David Challis

    Improving equity and efficiency in the long-term care of older people is an international concern, with governments attempting to ensure that policies and practice develop so that resources are used to best effect. This requires good quality evidence founded on sound theory. This volume honours the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18

  • Welfare-to-Work

    New Labour and the US Experience

    By Andreas Cebulla

    There has been a major transformation in labour market policy in the United Kingdom since the mid 1990s. The obligation of unemployed people to actively seek employment has been strengthened and the receipt of social security benefit has been tied to participation in active job search and job…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15

  • Dilemmas of Care in the Nordic Welfare State

    Continuity and Change

    By Tine Rask Eriksen

    The Nordic welfare model has become an ideal in feminist literature and in welfare state studies. This has heightened scientific and political interest in the model and its key aspects, including the provision and production of care as public responsibility. In this engaging volume, contributors…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14

  • Risk, Education and Culture

    By Andrew Hope

    In recent years education has become increasingly perceived as an area of risk. A number of highly publicized incidents have heightened awareness of the potential dangers to be found in teaching institutions. Although there is now a substantial conceptual literature on risk and the meaning of the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14

  • Changing Worlds and the Ageing Subject

    Dimensions in the Study of Ageing and Later Life

    By Britt-Marie Öberg

    Research into ageing and later life has tended to describe old age in relation to society's problems concerning health and social care. Today demographic changes, current advancements in technology, and political and socio-cultural developments also affect the living conditions of both young and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13

  • A Constant Burden

    The Reconstitution of Family Life, 2nd Edition

    By Margaret Voysey Paun

    First published in 1975, A Constant Burden was a truly ground-breaking text in the field of medical sociology and has since become an undisputed classic. Over thirty years later this revised edition gives new life to this important work. It contains the same seminal study of families with a…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29

  • Constructions of Health and Illness

    European Perspectives

    By Kaisa Kauppinen

    This volume provides a comparative European overview focusing upon the main areas of social construction as it relates to health and illness. This includes an emphasis upon lay beliefs and the different way understandings of health can impact upon health behaviour. The contributors also examine…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29

  • Health Care in Rural China

    Lessons from HeBei Province

    By Ofra Anson

    This work examines health, defined in its broadest meaning, in rural China today. It explores the current social distribution of health status, health behaviour and health care and the processes by which these came about. By exploring universal questions in the social, historical and political…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29

  • Living with Drugs

    6th Edition

    By Michael Gossop

    Now in its sixth edition, Living with Drugs continues to be a well-respected and indispensable reference tool. Michael Gossop has updated this new edition to take account of new laws and practices that have come in to place since the previous edition, published in 2000. Written in an accessible…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29

  • Pensions: Challenges and Reforms

    By Einar Overbye

    Throughout the developed world, public and private pension schemes face major challenges that are creating irresistible pressures for reform. Major structural changes in Latin America and in Central and Eastern Europe have led to particularly fierce pressure. Two member states of the European Union…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29

  • Towards Quality Care

    Outcomes for Older People in Care Homes

    By Caroline Mozley

    This unique evaluation of the outcomes of residential and nursing home care for older people identifies the factors determining the quality of life of older people who have moved into care homes. It examines the relationship between older people's psychological well-being and the kinds of care…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29

  • Group Work Stories Celebrating Diversity

    Edited by Andrew Malekoff

    Group Work Stories Celebrating Diversity is a most timely book about group work practice and education that highlights the theme of diversity, which encompasses acceptance and respect for various dimensions of difference. Dimensions of diversity include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation,…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28

  • Person-centred Primary Care

    Searching for the Self

    Edited by Christopher Dowrick

    Primary care, grounded in the provision of continuous comprehensive person-centred care, is of paramount importance in the delivery of accessible and effective health care around the world. The central notion of person-centred care, however, relies on often-unexamined concepts of self, or…

    Hardback – 2017-11-22
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Disability and Qualitative Inquiry

    Methods for Rethinking an Ableist World

    By Ronald J. Berger, Laura S. Lorenz

    This groundbreaking text makes an intervention on behalf of disability studies into the broad field of qualitative inquiry. Ronald Berger and Laura Lorenz introduce readers to a range of issues involved in doing qualitative research on disabilities by bringing together a collection of scholarly…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22

  • Disability and Art History

    Edited by Ann Millett-Gallant, Elizabeth Howie

    This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22

  • Youth and Disability

    A Challenge to Mr Reasonable

    By Jenny Slater

    In this ground-breaking book, Jenny Slater uses the lens of ’the reasonable’ to explore how normative understandings of youth, dis/ability and the intersecting identities of gender and sexuality impact upon the lives of young dis/abled people. Although youth and disability have separately been…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22

  • The Medicalisation of Incest and Abuse

    Biomedical and Indigenous Perceptions in Rural Bolivia

    By Carolina Borda-Niño-Wildman

    Combining biomedical, psychological, and anthropological approaches to intergenerational incestuous violence experienced by rural indigenous [and] peasant women in the Andean region, this book raises new questions surrounding humanness and the normalisation of sexual violence. Through original…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21
    Routledge Academic

  • Applied Biostatistical Principles and Concepts

    Clinicians' Guide to Data Analysis and Interpretation

    By Laurens Holmes, Jr.

    The past three decades have witnessed modern advances in statistical modeling and evidence discovery in biomedical, clinical, and population-based research. With these advances come the challenges in accurate model stipulation and application of models in scientific evidence discovery Applied…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20

  • Delivering Benefits in Old Age

    The Take up of the Minimum Income Guarantee

    By Paul Dornan

    Although means-testing for Social Security transfers is economical, it hasn't proven to be very effective. The Minimum Income Guarantee (MIG) and the Pension Credit initiatives implemented by the Labour Government in the UK have both suffered from low levels of take up amongst entitled pensioners.…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20

  • Health Care Policy, Performance and Finance

    Strategic Issues in Health Care Management

    By Manouche Tavakoli

    Policy, performance and finance are the issues currently headlining the healthcare agenda and are likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Drawing on experiences from around the world, this essential collection examines the key strategic issues facing health services and analyzes the policy…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20