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  • Participation in Health and Welfare Services

    Professional Concepts and Lived Experience

    Edited by Arne Henning Eide, Staffan Josephsson, Kjersti Vik

    Today, healthy ageing and active, meaningful lives are core values and aims for international and national health policies. Health services are challenged to ensure that the recipients of their services are active participants in their own care and beyond. Participation allows patients to become…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

  • 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 – 2017-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries

    Edited by Clare Herrick, David Reubi

    To date, geography has not yet carved out a disciplinary niche within the diffuse domain that constitutes global health. However the compulsion to do and understand global health emerges largely from contexts that geography has long engaged with: urbanisation, globalisation, political economy, risk…

    Hardback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Surviving Work in Healthcare

    Helpful stuff for people on the frontline

    By Elizabeth Cotton

    The book takes as its starting point the crisis of healthcare in the UK: impossible health targets managed through command and control management and a stomach-churning rise in racism, whistleblowing and victimisation in the NHS. The use of nationally set productivity targets combined with…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge

  • Alcohol, Power and Public Health

    A comparative study of alcohol policy

    By Shane Butler, Karen Elmeland, Betsy Thom, James Nicholls

    In recent years, the reduction of alcohol-related harm has emerged as a major policy issue across Europe. Public health advocates, supported by the World Health Organisation, have challenged an approach that targets problem-drinking individuals, calling instead for governments to control…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Advances in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    By Susan S Rose, Eleanor F Branch

    Enhance your rehabilitation program with this authoritative volume. Experts from the Department of Physical Therapy of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, explore the most current developments in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Reading this highly practical volume will…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Life's End

    Technocratic Dying in an Age of Spiritual Yearning

    By David Wendell Moller

    The explicit purpose of this book is to analyze dying and death in the cosmopolitan, modern setting. There is, however, an additional theme that is implicit in the analysis and observations. The portrait of dying, which is provided in the pages of the book, also tells us a great deal about life. It…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge

  • World Religions for Healthcare Professionals

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Siroj Sorajjakool, Mark F Carr, Ernest Bursey

    Religious beliefs and customs can significantly shape patients' and professionals' attitudes toward, and expectations of, healthcare, as well as their wishes and personal boundaries regarding such daily matters as dress, diet, prayer and touch. Undoubtedly, the sensitivity with which clinicians…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21 
    Routledge

  • A Womb of Her Own

    Women's Struggle for Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy

    Edited by Ellen Toronto, Joann Ponder, Kristin Davisson, Maurine Kelber Kelly

    Gender and body-based distinctions continue to be a defining component of women’s identities, both in psychoanalytic treatment and in life. Although females have made progress in many areas, their status within the human community has remained unstable and subject to societal whim. A Womb of Her…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21 
    Routledge

  • Social Science of the Syringe

    A Sociology of Injecting Drug Use

    By Nicole Vitellone

    This book addresses the history of harm reduction. It evaluates the consequences and constraints, stakes and costs of the policy of needle exchange for the purposes of harm prevention and health research. Vitellone situates the syringe at the centre of empirical research and theoretical analysis,…

    Hardback – 2017-02-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World

    Alcohol, Social Media and Cultures of Intoxication

    Edited by Antonia C. Lyons, Tim McCreanor, Ian Goodwin, Helen Moewaka Barnes

    Social media has helped boost the culture of intoxication, a central aspect of young people’s social lives in many Western countries. Initial research suggests that these technologies enable highly-nuanced, targeted marketing and innovations – creating new virtual spaces that alter the dynamics and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Stress at Work

    A Sociological Perspective

    By Chris Peterson

    This book provides a theoretical background to occupational stress, and traces the early work of Hans Selye and the development of bio-physiological, psychological and then sociological models of stress. It also reports on a study of stress and ill-health in a large manufacturing organisation in…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge
    Policy, Politics, Health and Medicine Series

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