Paperbacks Direct: Health and Social Care

  • The Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa book cover

    The Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mel Gray

    All recent books on international social work mention Africa only briefly and few engage with the broader field of development studies. This book focuses solely on the unique African context engaging with issues relating to social work and development more broadly thus enabling a deeper examination…

    Paperback – 2019-10-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Schools and Food Education in the 21st Century book cover

    Schools and Food Education in the 21st Century

    1st Edition

    By Lexi Earl

    Schools and Food Education in the 21st Century examines how schools enact food policy, and through doing so, craft diverse foodscapes that create very different food experiences in schools. The school food policy discourse is made up of an amalgamation of discourses on obesity prevention, nutrition…

    Paperback – 2019-11-08 
    Routledge

  • Marriage Trafficking: Women in Forced Wedlock book cover

    Marriage Trafficking

    Women in Forced Wedlock, 1st Edition

    By Kaye Quek

    This book examines the traffic in women for marriage, a phenomenon that has been largely overlooked in international efforts to address the problem of human trafficking. In contrast to current international and state-based approaches to trafficking, which tend to focus on sex trafficking and…

    Paperback – 2019-11-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics

  • Ageing, Physical Activity and Health: International Perspectives book cover

    Ageing, Physical Activity and Health

    International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karin Volkwein-Caplan, Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha

    One of the most pressing questions facing society today is how to care for its burgeoning elderly population. By the year 2050, experts predict that one-third of the world’s population will be over 60 years old. Health promotion for the elderly is therefore becoming an increasingly important topic…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity book cover

    Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ben Jackson, James Dimmock, Josh Compton

    How can we use persuasion methods to make people more physically active and improve their sport and exercise experiences? How can instructors, coaches, athletes, and practitioners most effectively communicate their messages to others? Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical…

    Paperback – 2019-11-27 
    Routledge

  • The Nature of Health: How America Lost, and Can Regain, a Basic Human Value book cover

    The Nature of Health

    How America Lost, and Can Regain, a Basic Human Value, 1st Edition

    By Michael Fine, James Peters

    This pioneering work addresses a key issue that confronts all industrialised nations: How do we organise healthcare services in accordance with fundamental human rights, whilst competing with scientific and technological advances, powerful commercial interests and widespread public ignorance? "The…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    CRC Press

  • Play, Physical Activity and Public Health: The Reframing of Children's Leisure Lives book cover

    Play, Physical Activity and Public Health

    The Reframing of Children's Leisure Lives, 1st Edition

    By Stephanie A. Alexander, Katherine L. Frohlich, Caroline Fusco

    Are children playing less than they used to? Are rising obesity rates linked to a decline in children’s time to play freely? These and other related questions have filled the pages of newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals for the past decade. Researchers and journalists have attributed these…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joe Piggin, Louise Mansfield, Mike Weed

    Physical activity, inactivity and their relationship to health are serious concerns for governments around the world. This is the first book to critically examine the policy and practice of physical activity from a multi-disciplinary, social-scientific perspective. Moving beyond the usual…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Creating the Productive Workplace: Places to Work Creatively book cover

    Creating the Productive Workplace

    Places to Work Creatively, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Derek Clements-Croome, Derek Clements-Croome

    The built environment affects our physical, mental and social well-being. Here renowned professionals from practice and academia explore the evidence from basic research as well as case studies to test this belief. They show that many elements in the built environment contribute to establishing a…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Care Communication: Making a home in a Japanese eldercare facility book cover

    Care Communication

    Making a home in a Japanese eldercare facility, 1st Edition

    By Peter Backhaus

    This book studies communication in institutional eldercare. It is based on audio-recorded interactions between residents and staff in a Japanese care facility. The focus is on the morning care routines, which include getting the residents out of bed and ready for the day. Combining quantitative and…

    Paperback – 2019-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Mental Illness in the Workplace: Psychological Disability Management book cover

    Mental Illness in the Workplace

    Psychological Disability Management, 1st Edition

    By Henry G. Harder, Shannon Wagner, Josh Rash

    The extent of mental illness concerns in the workforce is becoming increasingly apparent. Stress, depression, anxiety, workplace bullying and other issues are costing businesses billions every year in lost productivity, poor treatments and employee retention. Unless appropriately addressed, issues…

    Paperback – 2019-12-04 
    Routledge

  • Health Policy in Britain: The Politics and Organization of the National Health Service book cover

    Health Policy in Britain

    The Politics and Organization of the National Health Service, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Ham

    Covers Britain's National Health Service, its policy, and structure.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-05 
    Routledge

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