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  • On the Politics of Ignorance in Nursing and Health Care

    Knowing Ignorance

    By Amelie Perron, Trudy Rudge

    Ignorance is mostly framed as a void, a gap to be filled with appropriate knowledge. In nursing and health care, concerns about ignorance fuel searches for knowledge expected to bring certainty to care provision, preventing risk, accidents, or mistakes. This unique volume turns the focus on…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

  • Suffering Narratives of Older Adults

    A Phenomenological Approach to Serious Illness, Chronic Pain, Recovery and Maternal Care

    By Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey

    In Suffering Narratives of Older Adults, Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey turns to the traditions of phenomenology, humanistic psychology and social work to provide an in-depth exploration of the deep structure of the suffering experience. She draws upon the notion of maternal holding to develop an…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Moralising Poverty

    The ‘Undeserving’ Poor in the Public Gaze

    By Serena Romano

    Hardback – 2016-12-31 
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing

    Social Justice as Praxis

    Edited by Paula N. Kagan, Marlaine C. Smith, Peggy L. Chinn

    *** Awarded First Place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award in two categories - "History and Public Policy" and "Professional Issues" *** This anthology presents the philosophical and practice perspectives of nurse scholars whose works center on promoting nursing research, practice, and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

  • Science, Technology and the Ageing Society

    By Tiago Moreira

    Ageing is widely recognised as one of the social and economic challenges in the contemporary, globalised world, for which scientific, technological and medical solutions are continuously sought. This book proposes that science and technology also played a crucial role in the creation and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Social Theory and Nursing

    Edited by Martin Lipscomb

    What is the value of social theory to nursing? What are the implications of overlooking or excluding the social for nursing knowledge and practice? These are some of the critical questions debated in this timely and provocative new book, which aims to tease out the tensions, contradictions and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13 
    Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

  • Autoethnography as Feminist Method

    Sensitising the feminist 'I'

    By Elizabeth Ettorre

    Autoethnography is an ideal method to study the ‘feminist I’. Through personal stories, the author reflects on how feminists negotiate agency and the effect this has on one's political sensibilities. Speaking about oneself transforms into stories of political responsibility - a key issue for…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13 

  • Constructing Pain

    Historical, psychological and critical perspectives

    By Robert Kugelmann

    Everyone experiences pain, whether it’s emotional or physical, chronic or acute. Pain is part of what it means to be human, and so an understanding of how we relate to it as individuals - as well as cultures and societies - is fundamental to who we are. In this important new book, the first in…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12 
    Critical Approaches to Health

  • Health and Other Unassailable Values

    Reconfigurations of Health, Evidence and Ethics

    By Kirsten Bell

    Health and Other Unassailable Values sets out to examine health as a core cultural value. Taking ‘health’, ‘evidence’ and ‘ethics’ as her primary themes, Bell explores the edifice that underpins contemporary conceptions of health and the transformations in how we understand it, assess it and enact…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12 

  • Applied Public Health Ethics

    Making Ethical Decisions

    By Alison Hann

    This book explores the ethics and efficacy of many current public health programmes, looking at screening, surveillance and interventions as well as health inequalities and professional practice. Investigating relative costs and benefits, it is the perfect introduction to real world public health…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 

  • Providing Compassionate Healthcare

    Challenges in Policy and Practice

    Edited by Sue Shea, Robin Wynyard, Christos Lionis

    Despite the scope and sophistication of contemporary health care, there is increasing international concern about the perceived lack of compassion in its delivery. Citing evidence that when the basic needs of patients are attended to with kindness and understanding, recovery often takes place at a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Self-Medication and Society

    Mirages of Autonomy

    By Sylvie Fainzang

    The question of recourse to self-medication arises at the intersection of two partly antagonistic discourses: that of the public authorities, who advocate the practice primarily for economic reasons, and that of health professionals, who condemn it for fear that it may pose a danger to health and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

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