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  • Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality

    Chinese Ethnic Minorities as Mental Health Service Users, 1st Edition

    By Lynn Tang

    Mental health has long been perceived as a taboo subject in the UK, so much so that mental health services have been marginalised within health and social care. There is even more serious neglect of the specific issues faced by different ethnic minorities. This book uses the rich narratives of the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • The Dying Body as a Lived Experience

    1st Edition

    By Alan Blum

    The anxiety over death persists in everyday life- though often denied or repressed- lingering as an unconscious worry or intuition that typically seems to compromise one’s feelings of well-being and experience in a range of areas; coming out often as malaise, depression, and anger in much conduct.…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World

    Alcohol, Social Media and Cultures of Intoxication, 1st Edition

    Edited by Antonia 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…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics

    Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic, 1st Edition

    By Gareth M. Thomas

    Nominated for the Foundation of Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2018 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…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Thinking with Metaphors in Medicine

    The State of the Art, 1st Edition

    By Alan Bleakley

    While medical language is soaked in metaphor, and thinking with metaphor is central to diagnostic work, medicine – that is, medical culture, clinical practice and medical education – outwardly rejects metaphor for objective, literal scientific language. This thought-provoking book argues that this…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • The End of Physiotherapy

    1st Edition

    By David A. Nicholls

    Physiotherapy is arriving at a critical point in its history. Since World War I, physiotherapy has been one of the largest allied health professions and the established provider of orthodox physical rehabilitation. But ageing populations of increasingly chronically ill people, a growing scepticism…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology, and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Lee Kleinman, Kelly Moore

    Over the last decade or so, the field of science and technology studies (STS) has become an intellectually dynamic interdisciplinary arena. Concepts, methods, and theoretical perspectives are being drawn both from long-established and relatively young disciplines. From its origins in…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18
    Routledge

  • Rural Health and Aging Research

    Theory, Methods, and Practical Applications, 1st Edition

    By Wilbert M Gesler, Donna G Rabiner, Gordon H Defriese

    This book describes a wide-ranging set of research approaches which have been used to study the health care problems of adults living in rural areas. It shows how these approaches can be used to define health care problems, measure levels of illness and health, and evaluate health care practices.…

    Paperback – 2019-04-16
    Routledge
    Society and Aging Series

  • Sociomedical Health Indicators

    1st Edition

    By Jack Elinson, Athilia E Siegmann

    Includes a series of fact-filled articles aimed at replacing blind faith in the effectiveness of health services with objective standards for health care delivery. This title is intended for various health care practitioners.…

    Hardback – 2019-04-16
    Routledge

  • Life's End

    Technocratic Dying in an Age of Spiritual Yearning, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-04-15
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook on Capital Punishment

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert M. Bohm, Gavin Lee

    Capital punishment is one of the more controversial subjects in the social sciences, especially in criminal justice and criminology. Over the last decade or so, the United States has experienced a significant decline in the number of death sentences and executions. Since 2007, eight states have…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge

  • Child Pain, Migraine, and Invisible Disability

    1st Edition

    By Susan Honeyman

    In the twenty-first century there is increasing global recognition of pain relief as a basic human right. However, as Susan Honeyman argues in this new take on child pain and invisible disability, such a belief has historically been driven by adult, ideological needs, whereas the needs of children…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

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