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  • Caring for the Mentally Handicapped Child

    1st Edition

    By David Wilkin

    First published in 1979, this book concerns itself primarily with the mothers of mentally handicapped children. It discusses the problems of assistance that they may have experienced from their families, the community, or the available services. Whilst arguing for far more support for mothers when…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge Library Editions: Children and Disability

  • The Development of Disability Rights Under International Law

    From Charity to Human Rights, 1st Edition

    By Arlene S. Kanter

    The adoption of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CPRD) by the United Nations in 2006 is the first comprehensive and binding treaty on the rights of people with disabilities. It establishes the right of people with disabilities to equality, dignity, autonomy, full…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25

  • Risky Trade

    Infectious Disease in the Era of Global Trade, 1st Edition

    By Ann Marie Kimball

    The current value of global trade has reached a staggering annual figure of $6 trillion in merchandise crossing borders. Such prolific global trading has, at the same time, begun to raise fears of pandemics and concerns for global health. Yet, investment in public health infrastructure and disease…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25

  • Development and Public Health in the Himalaya

    Reflections on healing in contemporary Nepal, 1st Edition

    By Ian Harper

    Engaging with a range of public health issues, this book charts important social and political transitions in Nepal through the lens of medicine and health development. It focuses on mission health care institutions, tuberculosis control programmes as a site of medical intervention, the "…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Urban Planning and Public Health in Africa

    Historical, Theoretical and Practical Dimensions of a Continent's Water and Sanitation Problematic, 1st Edition

    By Ambe J. Njoh

    Established indicators of development suggest that, as a group, African countries lag behind their counterparts in other regions with respect to public health. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that the public health problems of these countries are rooted in preventable causes associated with…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25

  • HIV Scale-Up and the Politics of Global Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nora J Kenworthy, Richard Parker

    The global expansion of HIV programming (HIV "scale-up") and the growth of global health in the past decade reshaped politics, power, civic relations, and citizen subjectivities in countries across the globe. This book draws on interdisciplinary research from numerous sites in the Global South to…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24

  • Public-Private Partnerships in Health Care in India

    Lessons for developing countries, 1st Edition

    By A. Venkat Raman, James Warner Björkman

    Public-private partnerships are increasingly advocated to alleviate deficiencies in the public health system as well as to reduce economic stress on those who seek services from an expensive, burgeoning and unregulated private health sector. Focusing on India, this book examines how the private…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge Studies in Development Economics

  • Singapore's Ageing Population

    Managing Healthcare and End-of-Life Decisions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wing-Cheong Chan

    A rapidly ageing population is the most significant demographic issue confronting Singapore in our lifetime. This has created new and increasing demands on Singapore's healthcare system and on the families of the older adults. The challenge is in providing a system of care that is humane, effective…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • The Value of Transnational Medical Research

    Labour, Participation and Care, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ann H. Kelly, P. Wenzel Geissler

    What is the value of medical research? With contributions from anthropologists, sociologists and activists, this approach brings into focus the forms of value – social, epistemic, and economic – that are involved in medical research practices and how these values intersect with everyday living.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22

  • The Affordable Care Act

    Advancing Long-Term Care Policy in the United States, 1st Edition

    Edited by Edward Miller

    Long-term care in the United States and other countries suffers multiple problems. Many people find it difficult to afford the high costs of services available and there is often inadequate care coordination, which compromises care quality, particularly amongst those eligible for multiple public…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22

  • Childhood Sexuality and AIDS Education

    The Price of Innocence, 1st Edition

    By Deevia Bhana

    Primary schoolchildren are frequently shielded from education on sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases in an effort to protect their innocence. In countries like South Africa, where AIDS is particularly widespread, it is especially important to address prevention with younger boys and girls…

    Paperback – 2017-05-18
    Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education

  • Advances in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-05-16

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